Rajasthan Election 2023: For the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly elections, the BJP has released its fourth list of candidates. In this list, Ram Nivas Meena has been nominated as the candidate for the Todabhim constituency, while Swaroop Singh Khara has been given the ticket for the Shiv constituency.
Before this, the BJP had already issued three lists, announcing a total of 182 candidates. With the release of the fourth list, the party has now announced candidates for 184 out of the total seats.
The BJP will make candidate announcements for the remaining 16 seats.
However, a dispute has arisen in the Shiv constituency of Rajasthan. BJP leader Khangar Singh Sodha, who has been demanding a ticket, posted on Facebook, urging his supporters to gather in Shiv. This indicates a potential rebellion by Khangar Singh Sodha.
Khangar Singh Sodha is considered close to former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. However, in this election, the party has chosen Swaroop Singh Khara as its candidate from Shiv.
In Rajasthan, the BJP is gearing up for a potential return to power. The Todabhim constituency is currently represented by MLA Prithviraj Meena.
In the 2018 Rajasthan State Legislative Assembly elections, Prithviraj Meena from the Congress emerged victorious in Todabhim.
He secured the win with a total of 107,691 votes, while the BJP candidate Ramesh Chand received only 34,385 votes.
The Shiv constituency in western Rajasthan is known for highly competitive electoral battles. In the past, the outcome on this seat has been decided by a margin as narrow as 9 votes.
It is a constituency where candidates were sometimes hard to come by, and people were coerced into running for elections.
This constituency has not seen a party repeat its victory for the past 30 years. Since 1993, the Shiv constituency has alternated between the Congress and the BJP, with each party winning once during this period.