Two ex-Armymen, two former bureaucrats elected MPs in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections.
Jaipur: Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections.
Among the 25 MPs, all from BJP, one is a PhD holder, one a Chartered Accountant, another an MBA while two hold Bachelors degree in law.
Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat has a PhD, Bhilwar`s Subhash Baheria is CA and Jhalawar-Bara MP Dushyant Singh and son of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje completed MBA (Hotel Administration) from the US.
Graduates Rajyavardhan Rathore and Sonaram have served the India Army as Colonel.
The 2004-Athens Olympics silver-medallist shooter, Rathore won by a margin of 3,32,896 votes over his nearest rival former Union minister CP Joshi of the Congress on Jaipur rural seat.
Colonel Sonaram, who defected to BJP from Congress, defeated BJP rebel and retired major Jaswant Singh in Barmer constituency.
Dausa MP Harish Meena is former Director General of Rajasthan Police.
He defeated his brother Namonarain Meena, who is also a former IPS officer and former union minister Namonarain Meena of Congress. He is a graduate.
Two-time MP Arjun Ram Meghwal (Bikaner) is a retired IAS officer who served at various posts in the state.
Five MPs have qualifications of less than graduation.
Bharapur MP Bahadur Koli is not educated while Manshankar (Banswara) and Devji Patel (Jalore) are Class 8 and 10 passed respectively.
Out of the total 25 MPs, only one Santosh Ahlawat (Jhunjhunu) is woman. She is a post-graduate.
Out of total 320 candidates who contested the elections, 10 were doctors but none of them could win.
Seven of them faced worst fate as they even failed to save their deposits.
Aam Admi Party candidates Dr Veerendra Singh, Dr Narendra Gupta and Dr Balkishan lost Jaipur, Chittorgarh and Ganganagar constituencies respectively whereas Congress Dr Suresh Jatav and Dr Jyoti Mirdha lost in Bharatpur and Nagaur seats respectively.
NPP leader Dr Kirori Meena was defeated in Dausa by BJP`s Harish Chandra Meena where another Independent candidate Nasim Gujjar was also in the fray.
This time, there is only one MP is from the former royal families.
In 2009 General Elections, members of four royal families were elected and all of them were repeated by their parties in 2014 elections but only BJP`s Dushyant Singh, who is from former royal family of Dholpur, won.
Members of former princely families and Congress leaders Jitendra Singh (Alwar), Chandresh Kumari (Jodhpur) and Ijyaraj Singh (Kota) were defeated by BJP candidates.