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Two doctors in fray for Alwar Lok Sabha bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Two doctors from the Yadav community are set to test their political fortunes in the bypoll for parliamentary constituency scheduled on January 29, which is being viewed as a a semi-final for the Assembly polls due this year.

While the had already nominated former from Dr Karan Singh Yadav, the has given a go ahead to local heavyweight and incumbent state Dr to contest the 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.

Dr is a former MP, having defeated in the 2004 from He has also been a two-time from Behror.

He also served as of state-run Hospital in Jaipur between 1998 and 2003.

After he joined Congress, he won elections from Alwars Behror constituency and from Alwar seat.

Dr holds bachelor of ayurveda, medicine and (BAMS) degree and is a and from Behror.

The bypoll has been necessitated following the death of Chand Nath, who had defeated in the 2014 election by a margin of over 2.8 lakh votes.

There are eight 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.

The Yadav domination in Alwar can be gauged from the fact that in 11 elections held since 1977, candidates from the community have won election eight times.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 14:30 IST