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Rajasthan polls: BJP, Cong field plenty of doctors in electoral fray

Voting will take place on December 7 for 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, which has about 4.75 core registered voters

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

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As gears up for assembly elections next month, the ruling BJP and its main challenger have fielded a number of in the electoral fray.

These include cardiac surgeons, specialists and physicians, as also professors and doctorate degree holders.

While both the BJP and the have fielded more for this election than the last polls in 2013, leaders say there were several more who were hopeful to secure tickets but lagged behind in the race.

Voting will take place on December 7 for 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, which has about 4.75 core registered voters and where the power has traditionally been with the BJP or the

Party leaders feel the doctors, especially those in the medical profession, tend to have wide reach in the society and therefore stand a good chance to win elections.

In the 2013 elections, at least 15 had tested electoral waters -- including nine from the Congress and six from the BJP. The numbers have gone up the upcoming polls with at least 19 doctors in fray -- 11 from the Congress and 7 from the BJP.

The BJP candidates include sitting MLA and Dr from Hanumangarh, Dr from Khajuwala and Dr (son of late former BJP Digamber Singh) from Deeg.

The BJP list also includes doctorate degree holders including Dr from Jayal, Dr from Virat Nagar and Dr from Civil Lines,

On the other hand, the Congress has fielded former at state-run Hospital, Dr Yadav from Behror. He had fought the election as an in 2013 assembly elections.

Dr Karan Singh Yadav, a sitting from Alwar, has also been given ticket to contest assembly election from Mundawar seat.

Other Congress candidates include Dr from Khetri, Dr from Dholpur, besides several doctorate degree holders.

First Published: Mon, November 19 2018. 17:40 IST
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