The Hush Post|06:55 pm| 1-min-read
The Congress party has released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections. Manvendra Singh, the son of former union minister Jaswant Singh, will contest against CM Vasundhara Raje from Jhalrapatan. Voting for Assembly elections in Rajasthan is to be held on December 7. Counting of votes is slated for December 11.
Manvendra Singh has tasted success earlier in 2013 Assembly elections when he won from the Sheo constituency in Barmer.
Vasundhra Raje is a three-time MLA from Jhalrapatan. Manvendra Singh had quit BJP in September this year and joined the Congress party.
He got emotional about leaving the BJP in an interview earlier. “Leaving my family wasn’t easy. When no one heard me within the family, a friend (Rahul Gandhi) heard me,” he had said.
Manvendra’s father Jaswant Singh was a Cabinet minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was denied a BJP ticket during the 2014 Lok Sabha election which saw Narendra Modi become prime minister. Jaswant Singh then contested as an Independent and lost to BJP candidate. Unfortunately, Jaswant Singh has been in coma for four years.
The other states going in for polls in December are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana.