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Gehlot predicts unilateral victory for Congress in Raj bypoll

The assembly bypoll slated for December 5 in the Sardarshahar constituency which fell vacant after the death of Congress veteran late Bhanwarlal Sharma in October.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Confident of retaining the Sardarshahar seat in Churu district, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on Thursday, claimed that the Congress will have a unilateral victory in the assembly by-poll slated for December 5 in the very constituency which fell vacant after the death of Congress veteran late Bhanwarlal Sharma in October.

“Congress has won six of the eight assembly bypolls in the last four years and it is for sure that our candidate Anil Kumar Sharma (son of later BhanwarLal) will win it undoubtedly keeping the winning trail”, Gehlot told media after joining the Anil’s group who filed his nomination papers in Sardarshahar early today. He was accompanied by PCC President Govind Singh Dotasara, Education Minister B D Kalla, and others.

The Congress government in the state has many major achievements in the field of medical and health, education, new job employment, pensions schemes, and all other required necessities in the last four years of his rule to impress the voters, Gehlot maintained his claim.

BJP is frustrated with the success of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and they have been making unscrupulous remarks against him, Gehlot replied to a question. 

Anil Sharma is presently the Chairman of the Board of Rajasthan State Economically Backward Class.

Bhartiya Janta Party has again fielded Ashok Kumar Pincha, who was defeated by the Congress candidate late Bhanwarlal Sharma in the 2018- assembly polls,  in the Sardarshahr assembly bypoll.

A total of 12 candidates have filed their nomination papers in the bypoll including one each of BJP, Congress, CPIM, RLDP, and Independents.  Today was the last date for filing nomination papers and withdrawal of papers by November 21. The counting of votes will take place on December 8.