New Delhi, October 21
A day after the central election committee of the BJP held marathon meetings to finalise Rajasthan poll candidates, the party on Saturday fielded former chief minister Vasundhara Raje from her traditional Jhalarpatna seat which she holds, and former Congress MP Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur.
The list of 83 candidates named also includes four-time MLA Narpat Rajvi from Chittorgarh. Rajvi, a senior Rajput leader and son-in-law of late Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is a current MLA from Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur from where the BJP has this time fielded Rajsamand Lok Sabha MP Diya Kumari.
Rajvi is a staunch Raje loyalist.
Former state chief Satish Poonia will contest from Amber and sitting leader of opposition Rajendra Rathod from Taranagar.
The BJP is yet to declare its candidate from Sardarpura which is the seat of Congress veteran and chief minister Ashok Gehlot who has retained it since 1999 when he first contested it in a by-election when he was named the CM by his party.