Vallabhnagar assembly seat
All political parties are vigorously campaigning in Rajasthan. Although Mewar has been a stronghold of BJP, but Vallabhnagar assembly seat in Mewar is such a seat on which the entire state keeps an eye. Many big leaders of BJP-Congress also visit here and try to woo the voters here. Lotus has bloomed many times on this seat. At the same time, Congress has been ruling for many years. Self. Gulab Singh Shaktawat has been a Congress MLA from this seat many times and is also a minister in the government. The first MLA on this seat was RS Dalip Singh of Jan Sangh in 1952 and currently Preeti Shaktawat of Congress is the MLA.
BJP has been continuously lagging behind on this seat since last years. Randhir Singh Bhinder, who was the MLA on this seat in 2013, left BJP and formed his own party, at that time also BJP had to face a tough defeat, while Uday Lal Dangi, who was the election candidate in 2018, joined RLPA and got bail from BJP. It was confiscated.
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How many voters, how much population
There are around 250000 voters in Vallabhnagar Assembly, out of which around 70000 are SC-ST. Brahmin 50 thousand, Rajput 35 thousand, Dangi-Patel 25 thousand. There are 50 thousand other voters including Jat, Gurjar and Suthar.
How was the political history?
The first MLA from Vallabhnagar assembly seat in 1952 was RS Dalip Singh from Jan Sangh. After that in the year 1957, Gulab Singh Shaktawat won from Congress and then Hariprasad became MLA. In 1967, Gulab Singh of Congress won and in 1972, Gulab Singh won again. Kamalendra Singh won in 1977 and Kamalendra Singh again became MLA in 1980. Gulab Singh won in 1985 and Kamalendra Singh in 1990. Gulab Singh became MLA from here in 1993 and then again in 1998. In 2003, Randhir Singh Bhinder won from BJP and in 2008, Gajendra Singh Shaktawat from Congress won. Whereas in 2013, Randhir Singh Bhinder from Janata Sena became MLA and in 2018, Gajendra Singh Shaktawat from Congress won the elections. After Shaktawat’s death, his wife Preeti Shaktawat became MLA from Congress in the 2021 by-election.
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In Vallabhnagar Assembly, BJP, Congress, Janata Sena and RLPA are also contesting the elections with full force. Randhir Singh Bhinder, who was a BJP MLA in Vallabhnagar Assembly, was not given a ticket by BJP in the 2013 elections, so he formed his own party, Janata Sena, and won the elections once in 2013. After that, it faced severe defeat in the elections of 2018 and 2021. Udaylal Dangi, who was a candidate from BJP in the 2018 elections, was not given a ticket by the BJP in the 2021 by-election, so Dangi also became a rebel and joined RLPA and defeated Janata Sena and BJP but he himself lost.
The biggest issue in this area is related to quenching the thirst and employment. Drinking water is available, but no plan has been made to deliver it from dams to the villages. No work was done on industrial development in both the areas. Due to lack of employment, the youth of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are forced to migrate. Industrial development and employment are the main demands here.
(Input – Rajesh Dangi)