Bikaner West Assembly Seat
Along with Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, election bugle has also been sounded in Rajasthan. Voting will be held in Rajasthan on 25th November. Political turmoil has also intensified in Bikaner district, known for its special sweetness. There are 7 assembly seats under the district, in which the ruling Congress and BJP won 3 seats each and the Communist Party of India (M) won one seat. Bikaner West seat is considered a high profile seat in the state politics and it is currently with the Congress.
How many voters, how much population
Talking about the election results of Bikaner West Assembly seat in the 2018 elections, there was a tough contest between Bulaki Das Kalla of Congress and Gopal Krishna of BJP. Bulaki Das Kalla got 75,128 votes while Gopal Krishna got 68,938 votes. Bulaki Das Kalla won in a tough contest by a margin of 6,190 votes.
In the then elections, there were a total of 2,02,442 voters in Bikaner West Assembly seat, in which the number of male voters was 1,05,880 and the number of female voters was 96,555. Of these, a total of 1,56,114 (78.0%) voters cast their votes. 1,780 (0.9%) votes were cast in favor of NOTA.
How was the political history?
Talking about the political history of Bikaner West Assembly seat, it came into existence after delimitation in 2008. Bikaner West Assembly seat was earlier Bikaner seat. BJP’s Dr. Gopal Joshi had won the 2008 elections. He defeated Bulaki Das Kalla of Congress. In the 2013 elections, BJP’s Gopal Krishna again defeated Bulaki Das Kalla.
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However, in 2018, Bulaki Das took revenge for the previous two defeats and defeated BJP’s Gopal Krishna. Before this, Bulaki Das had won the elections from Bikaner seat several times. Bulaki Das is currently a senior minister in the Ashok Gehlot government.
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Bikaner city is built around Junagarh Fort. Raja Rai Singh built Junagarh Fort in 1593 AD. Earlier it was known as Chintamani Fort, but in the beginning of the 20th century it was named Junagarh Fort. It is counted among those rare forts which are not built on the top of a hill.