Lok Sabha Elections: BJP fields Jaskaur Meena on Dausa seat
Jaipur: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its candidate for Dausa seat on Sunday.
Former MP Jaskaur Meena (72) has been fielded against Congress leader Savita Meena on Dausa seat.
According to the party officials, Jaskaur's name was finalized after Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar met BJP Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Kirori Lal Meena and Independent MLA Om Prakash Hudla and spoke to Chandramohan Meena over phone. He also met former CM Vasundhara Raje later.
Kirori Meena was demanding a ticket for his wife Golma Devi and Hudla for his family member. Several protests took place in the constituency in the past five days over the issue.
There was speculation over the name of Jaskaur Meena and the party's state unit had congratulated her on Twitter even before the formal announcement of the ticket was made on Thursday.
However, the tweet was soon removed and it was clarified that there was no decision over the candidate for the Dausa seat.
Dausa is among 12 constituencies which will go to poll on May 6.
The BJP Party announced its 20th list of Lok Sabha Elections in which six names were announced from different states.
The dates for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections were announced by Election Commission of India. Polling in Rajasthan on 25 seats will be held on April 29 (Phase 4) and May 6 (Phase 5). The results will be announced on May 23.