So, it will be interesting to see whether the Congress breaks in, in these two bastions of BJP, or if the BJP consolidates its grip further.
While the BJP has always fielded a Brahmin candidate from here, the Congress has believed in a Muslim candidate from here every time since delimitation.The Congress had fielded Jefu Khan from here last time, who had lost to Vyas.
Jodhpur: As the state goes to polls on Friday, it will be interesting to note whether the long-held setback for Ashok Gehlot of losing the Jodhpur City and Soorsagar constituencies for three successive terms, will be resolved this time.Jodhpur City and Soorsagar are two constituencies, which have become invincible bastions of the BJP for the past three elections in succession and despite changing faces every election, the Congress has not been able to snatch them from the BJP.
Gehlot has invariably expressed his pain of constantly losing these two constituencies and has complained to the party workers and the people of the city.While the Congress has roped in a new face once again from the City constituency, a female party worker Manisha Panwar, the BJP has roped in Atul Bhansali opposite her, who is the nephew of the two-time sitting MLA Kailash Bhansali.
“Atul had been handling the MLA’s works in lieu of him from front and is being projected as his successor since long by MLA Bhansali,” said a party worker.On the other hand, the Congress has always roped in a vaishya from this seat, but has changed its strategy this time by roping in Manisha, an OBC, which have a stronghold on this seat.In Soorsagar, the three-time MLA Suryakanta Vyas is opposite Aiyub Khan of Congress.
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