Union Minister Rathore exclaimed “I hope to get people’s support in large numbers. In history, every country was run with the guidance of sants and gurus. It is unfortunate that political leaders in India have parted their ways from sants, mahatmas and gurus and got engulfed in corruption but I am moving ahead with blessing of my elders and gurus”, after filing his nomination.
Baba Ramdev, extending full support to the union minister, said,”Rathore is the pride of India. Modi ji should again be given a chance to come to power. In all aspects, the nation is safe and secure in the hands of Modi Ji. Rathore is working towards the development and progress of his constituency.”
“Today I am here to bless him and I am sure he will win. I know the nation will again give Narendra Modi a chance to become the prime minister of the nation,” Yog Guru added.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural seat in 2014 and was sworn in as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. In 2017, the Padma Shree awardee was also given independent charge of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Inspite of the fact that the BJP did not perform well in the Jaipur rural assembly segments, Rathore has been given the second chance to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections from Jaipur rural constituency. The party bagged only two seats out of the eight while Congress won five and one went to an Independent candidate.
Rathore is contesting against the current MLA and Congress candidate Krishna Poonia. Coincidentally, they both are former Olympians who started their political careers in 2013.
The 25 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan will witness polls in two phases. Polling in 13 constituencies will be held in the fourth phase on April 29. The rest of the 12 seats including Jaipur Rural will vote in the fifth phase on May 6.