Muslims and SCs will decide the poll outcome in Nagaur
One of the toughest battles of 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Rajasthan is in the Nagaur constituency, where the Congress has fielded former MP Jyoti Mirdha against the emerging Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, who has an alliance with BJP.
The Congress candidate Jyoti Mirdha, who was an MP in 2009, and is the granddaughter of Nathu Ram Mirdha, a stalwart in Jat community. 5/5/2019 Muslims and SCs will decide the poll outcome in Nagaur
It is to give a befitting reply that the BJP has fielded Beniwal, who also has a good fan followingamong Jats. His newly found party won three out of eight seats in assembly polls.
However, according to the experts, the Jat votes of this constituency will be decided, and Muslims and Dalits are to be the deciding factor. There are about 4.5 lakh Muslim voters and about 5 lakh Dalit voters in the constituency. Both communities have been a vote bank of the Congress party.
Before fielding Mirdha, the Congress was also in touch with Beniwal, who was in the BJP till 2013, but the party was not keen to field him from Nagaur, a seat held by the Congress since the very first election. BJP’s gameplan The BJP is trying to counter the Congress by saying Mirdha is an outsider and she does not have the support of the family of Ram Niwas Mirdha and Nathuram Mirdha.
The Congress in 2014 lost the seat to CR Chaudhary of the BJP during the “Modi wave”. If BJP is tapping the Jat voters in the constituency, the Congress on the other side is pinning its hopes on 4.5 lakh Muslim votes and about five lakh Dalit votes in the constituency.
According to the political experts, its a tough competition in Nagaur for Congress as Beniwal is an emerging aggressive leader. “There is no doubt about his fan following in Nagaur especially after he won three seats in recent Assembly polls. But the people of Nagaur have been also questioning his integrity as he had originally created his party as an alternative to the Congress and BJP”, a senior BJP leader told DH
Source : Deccan Herald