Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defeats CP Joshi in Jaipur Rural

Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defeats CP Joshi in Jaipur Rural

Last Updated: May 16, 2014, 16:17 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Jaipur: Celebrated Indian shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made a winning debut in his political career. The 2004 Athens Olympics Silver medallist defeated his nearest rival, Congress general secretary CP Joshi in Jaipur Rural Constituency in Rajasthan.
Contesting on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri recipient humiliated the Congress veteran and former Union Railway Minister by over 150000 votes.

Rathore joined BJP on September 2013 after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army, where he was serving as a Colonel.

Other notable sports-persons still in the fray, whose results are awaited are: Bhaichung Bhutia, Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammad Kaif, Dilip Tirkey and Kirti Azad.