Two doctors from the Yadav community are set to test their political fortunes in the bypoll for Alwar parliamentary constituency scheduled on January 29, which is being viewed as a a semi-final for the Rajasthan Assembly polls due this year.
While the Congress had already nominated former MP from Alwar Dr Karan Singh Yadav, the BJP has given a go ahead to local heavyweight and incumbent state Labour Minister Dr Jaswant Yadav to contest the Lok Sabha bypoll.
While electioneering is focusing on developmental issues, it will be caste factor and doctor vs doctor subtext which will decide the outcome in this Yadav-dominated area.
Both doctors have started campaigning in the constituency to get hold of ground realities much before the names were finalised by respective parties as both have a stronghold in the area.
There are eight state assembly constituencies accommodating nearly 18.27 lakh voters.
Nearly a fourth of the voters in Alwar belong to the Yadav community.
Other communities with significant representation are Meos, Dalits and Brahmins.
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