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Rajasthan elections: BJP releases third list of candidates, Diya Kumari denied ticket

Jaipur royal family member Diya Kumar was not on the list of candidates. In her place, Asha Meena will contest from Sawaimadhopur constituency.

November 17, 2018, 1:47 pm

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Jaipur:  The BJP released the third list of eight candidates for Rajasthan assembly elections on Saturday. Jaipur royal family member Diya Kumar was not on the list of candidates. In her place, Asha Meena will contest from Sawaimadhopur constituency. Those who got tickets include Surendra Pal TT (Karanpur) Sandeep Dayama (Tijara), Rohitashwa Sharma (Thangaji), Ramkishor Saini (Bandikui), Ramsahay Sharma (Niwai) and Mahendra Pal Meena (Jamwaramgarh). Narendra Singh had told media persons that he would contest from Sawaimadhopur constituency in place of his wife princess Diya Kumari. Narendra Singh left for Sawai Madhopur from Jaipur on Saturday to file his nomination from Sawai Madhopur. He will file the nomination on Monday as he plans to contest the Rajasthan polls of 2018 in place of her wife Diya Kumari. The BJP had earlier released two lists of nominees which included 162 candidates. The Congress party has released one list of 152 candidates out of 200 seats in the state. Senior Congress leaders are holding a meeting in Delhi to release the party's second list for assembly elections.

First published: November 17, 2018