173 candidates filed 229 nominations for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in 12 constituencies of the state. The elections for these constituencies are scheduled on May 6. The filing of nominations came to an end on Thursday.
Renowned leaders like Rashtriya Loktantrik Party’s (RLTP) Hanuman Beniwal (Nagaur), BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal (Bikaner), Nihal Chand (Ganganagar) and Congress leader Jitendra Singh (Alwar) filed their nomination papers for the second phase on the final day of nomination. The maximum number of nominations were filed in Jaipur by 34 candidates whereas the lowest number of nominations were filed in Karauli-Dholpur by 5 candidates.
98 candidates have filed 120 nominations for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state on Thursday. The other leaders who filed their nominations on Thursday were Congress leader Madan Gopal (Bikaner), Rafique Mandelia (Churu), BJP’s Narendra Kumar (Jhunjhunu), Manoj Rajoria (Karauli-Dholpur) and Jaskaur Meena (Dausa).
More than 2.30 crore electors would cast their votes in 23,783 polling stations for the second phase of polls in Rajasthan. The second phase of the elections would be an eye-witness to interesting battles between Congress’ Jyoti Mirdha and RLTP’s Hanuman Beniwal in Nagaur, Congress’ Jitendra Singh and BJP’s Balak Nath in Alwar, BJP’s Arjun Ram Meghwal and Congress Madan Gopal in Bikaner and Congress’ Bharatram Meghwal and BJP’s Nihal Chand in Ganganagar.
On Thursday, Rajasthan’s Chief Electoral Officer Anand Kumar held a review meeting with the returning officers of all the 13 constituencies, which are going to the polls on April 29, the first phase of elections in Rajasthan.