Three women winners among the youngest in Rajasthan polls
25-year old Kamini Jindal, a first-time contender, would be the youngest member in the 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly while the second and third places are also occupied by women.
Jaipur: 25-year old Kamini Jindal, a first-time contender, would be the youngest member in the 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly while the second and third places are also occupied by women.
Kamini Jindal of National Unionist Zamindara Party (NUZP) defeated four-time MLA and BJP candidate Radheyshyam Ganganagar from the Ganganagar constituency by 37,068 votes.
Kamini, the wife of an IPS officer, was one of the richest candidates in the fray with assets worth Rs 197 crore approximately.
Of the 199 winners, 21 candidates fall in the age group of 25-40 years; eight of them are women. Elections to a seat in the 200-member Assembly have been postponed after the death of a candidate.
A total of 26 women candidates have been elected to the assembly this year.
Sona Devi, 26, also of NUZP, won from the Raisinghnagar constituency in Ganganagar district, beating BJP`s Balveer Singh by 21,238 votes.
27-year-old Amrita Meghwal, who won from the Jalore constituency as a BJP nominee is the third youngest candidate. She defeated Congress` Ramlal with a margin of 46,800 votes.
Independent candidate and BJP rebel Manikchand Surana, 82, is the oldest candidate elected in the election. Surana defeated BJP`s Sumit Godara on Lunkaransar seat in Bikaner.
A total 40 winners are above the age of 60.