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Rajasthan Bypoll: Ramswaroop Lamba declared BJP candidate for Ajmer

The parliamentary seat fell vacant when the prominent Jat community leader passed away in August. The BJP would like to ride the massive wave of sympathy by declaring Lamba as its candidate for Ajmer, sources said.

Staff Writer | Updated:
February 1, 2018 10:46 am
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Ramswarup Lamba

Jaipur: BJP has finally declared its candidate for Ajmer parliamentary constituency. As was being speculated, BJP has nominated Ramswaroop Lamba, the son of late Ajmer MP Sanwar Mal Jat who died of cardiac arrest in August.

The parliamentary seat fell vacant when the prominent Jat community leader passed away in August. The BJP would like to ride the massive wave of sympathy by declaring Lamba as its candidate for Ajmer, sources said. The by election will take place on January 29.

Even before his name was declared, Lamba had started campaigning in the rural areas of his constituency. He also changed his attire. He is now seen in dhoti and kurta. His supporters had also started projecting him as the candidate for the elections.

Another name that the BJP was considering was Ajmer Dairy chairman Ramchandra Choudhary, another Jat leader from the region. However, Lamba’s name finalized in a meeting of senior BJP leaders and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje in Alsisar recently. After getting a go-ahead from the party high command, his name was declared on Sunday along with the candidates for Alwar and Mandalgarh constituencies.

The BJP has also declared its candidates for Alwar parliamentary constituency and Mandalgarh parliamentary constituency. While Jaswant Yadav has been fielded for Alwar, the party has nominated Shakti Singh for Mandalgarh.

Congress has not declared its candidate for Ajmer and Mandalgarh. It has fielded Dr Karan Singh Yadav for Alwar constituency.

The elections are scheduled to take place on January 29 and the counting of votes on February 2.

Sanwar Lal Jat had suffered heart attack while the party’s national president Amit Shah was taking a meeting of ministers here on July 22. After battling for life at a hospital in Delhi, he breathed his last on August 9.

First published: January 7, 2018
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