Jaipur, Apr 3 UNI | 4 months ago

Scions of three political clans are gearing up to take flight for a rise on electoral horizon in Churu, Rajasthan, where many stalwarts are aspiring for a new dawn in the two-phase elections.


To at least five debutants of influential political clans, the general election 2014 gives an opportunity to throw their hats in the ring.

Preparing for April 17 hustings, Churu in the Shekhawati region of the desert lands is such a battle field that is set to witness peculiar electoral war among sons of two former MPs and nephew of a sitting MLA.

The BJP in this Jat dominated constituency has substituted its Lok Sabha MP Ramsingh Kaswan with his son Rahul to take on Congress new face Pratap Singh, the nephew of the saffron party's sitting legislator and a former Minister Jainarain Punia.

Another Jat new face, Krishna Kumar, the son of former Union Minister Daulat Ram Saran, has entered the clash as an Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) nominee to grab the seat that was held by his father thrice in the lower house.

In the neighbourhood of Churu, veteran Jat leader former
Union Minister late Sisram Ola's daughter-in-law Rajbala has been anointed by the Congress to keep intact the political legacy of her father-in-law in Jhunjhunu, the seat that the senior Ola had held since 1996 until his death a few months ago.

Ms Ola, a former Jhunjhunu Zila Pramukh, in an attempt for her maiden entry to the House of the People, is to take on BJP MLA Santosh Ahlawat, Ex-minister and legislator Dr Raj Kumar Sharma(Ind), Gen (retd) R S Kadyan(AAP) and 12 others in a complex multi-corner clash.

Congress MLA and former Minister Mahendrajit Singh Malviya's wife Reshma is the new Congress face in the tribal area of Banswara-Dungarpur for holding the fort.

The Congress has preferred the Banswara Zila Pramukh over the sitting MP Tara Chand Bhagora.

Among experienced contestants with key familial ties, former MP Nihal Chand has been entrusted by the BJP for seeking his fourth term on Ganganagar-SC the seat that was also held in the past by his father Begaram Meghwal for three terms.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)