Deputy chief minister and the Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot denied that he was trying to field his mother Rama Pilot from the Ajmer seat
Vaibhav, 41 is a secretary of the Pradesh Congress and was keen to contest the Vidhan sabha election, but the father did not allow him to contest
The BJP has a strength of 73 in the Assembly and a large number of the party MLAs are keen to contest the Lok Sabha election
Both the ruling Congress and the BJP are trying hard to find suitable candidates to contest the Lok Sabha elections, the ruling Congress which has a mere 100 members in the House and is still one short of a majority by just one is unable to field the sitting MLA for the Lok Sabha election as it requires the number for running its show as a government. The BJP in the last 2014 elections won all the 25 seats, but the Congress in the byelections caused because of the deaths of two BJP MPs won the two seats at Ajmer and at Alwar. But the Ajmer seat has fallen vacant again as the sitting member from Ajmer Raghu Sharma has become a member of the Assembly and is holding the position of a Cabinet minister of health. Deputy chief minister and the Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot denied that he was trying to field his mother Rama Pilot from the Ajmer seat.He said his mother has been in politics and was a member of the Vidhan Sabha and also the Lok Sabha,but she is not interested in contesting any election. The Congress is now looking for new faces to contest the election and these faces include those who lost the recent Assembly elections. The former leader of the Opposition, Rameshwar Dudi, who lost the Assembly election from Nokha in Bikaner district is seeking a ticket to contest from Churu in a seat which is held by the BJP. The Congress is upbeat as it won the recent countermanded election at Ramgarh and it feels the people are still backing the Congress and it would perform better in the forthcoming Lok sabha election the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is trying to launch his son Vaibhav Gehlot, who is a law graduate from Symbiosis, Pune .
Ashok Gehlot belongs Jodhpur and he represented the Jodhpur seat in the Lok Sabha on five occasions. Now there is a demand from the Congress cadre of Jodhpur to field his son. Vaibhav, 41 is a secretary of the Pradesh Congress and was keen to contest the Vidhan Sabha election, but the father did not allow him to contest. However, with the Congress government in the state, Ashok is keen to launch his son. The Jodhpur seat is held by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, a Union minister, and a Rajput. Some of the Congress MLAs, who could not find a berth in the Gehlot’s Cabinet is keen to contest the Lok Sabha election. But the party will have to decide on the issue. One of the Independent MLA Sanyam Lodha, who won as a Congress rebel has extended his support to the minority Gehlot government and is seeking the Congress ticket to contest from the Sirohi-Jalore seat. Similarly, the two Congress MLAs former minister Mahendra Malviya and Brijendra Ola and former deputy Speaker Ramnarayan Meena are keen to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Manvendra Singh, the son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh, who joined the Congress and contested the Assembly election against former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje from Jhalrapatan is assured of the party’s nomination from Barmer. Manvendra has once represented the Barmer constituency in the Lok Sabha. The BJP has a strength of 73 in the Assembly and a large number of the party MLAs are keen to contest the Lok Sabha election. The party is expected to field at least half a dozen such MLAs and it hopes that if these MLAS were elected to the Lok Sabha, the party would be able to retain the seat in the byelections in future.
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