Nawalgarh Legislative Assembly Seat
The election bugle has sounded in Rajasthan and all the parties are busy in their respective election campaigns. Jhunjhunu district of the state is considered very important politically and out of the 7 assembly seats here, Congress holds 6 seats while only one seat is with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress is in control of Nawalgarh assembly seat. This is the seat where BJP has not got a single victory till now.
How many voters, how much population
In the 2018 elections, there was a contest between 15 candidates for Nawalgarh Assembly seat. But the main contest was between Congress, BJP and independent candidate Vikram Singh Jakhal. Congress’s Dr Rajkumar Sharma got 79,570 votes while BJP’s Ravi Saini got 43,070 votes. But due to the brilliant performance of independent Vikram Singh and securing 39,259 votes, the victory slipped away from BJP and Congress won.
Dr Rajkumar Sharma of Congress won the election by a margin of 36,500 (19.7%) votes. In the then elections, the total voters in Nawalgarh assembly seat were 2,50,507 in which the number of male voters was 1,30,404 and the number of female voters was 1,20,103. A total of 1,84,902 (74.4%) voters cast their votes. Whereas 1,475 (0.6%) votes were cast in favor of NOTA.
How was the political history?
Talking about the political history of Nawalgarh assembly seat, it is currently held by Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party has not even opened its account on this seat yet. In the elections held since 1990, Congress has won thrice and independent candidates have won thrice, while one victory has gone to the Bahujan Samaj Party.
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Since 1990, this seat is known by the name of Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat. Bhanwar Singh had won the elections in 1972 and 1980 on Congress ticket. But later separated from Congress. In 1990, Bhanwar Singh contested the elections as an independent candidate and was victorious.
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He then returned to Congress and won the 1993 and 1998 elections on the party ticket. Independent candidate Pratibha Singh won the 2003 elections. In 2008, Dr. Rajkumar Sharma of Bahujan Samaj Party had won. But in 2013, Dr. Rajkumar Sharma won the election as an independent candidate. But before 2018, he joined Congress and won. BJP stood second in this election. BJP is yet to open its account on this seat.