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Manvendra Singh to Face Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan’s Jhalrapatan

Singh, who is the son of Jaswant Singh – one of the founding members of the BJP, joined the Congress last month.

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Former BJP leader, and a recent inductee into the Congress party Manvendra Singh will take on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan’s Jhalrapatan constituency, the party’s second list revealed on Saturday, 17 November.

Expressing his gratitude over the Congress’s decision, Manvendra Singh said:

“I’m honoured that Rahul Gandhi Ji and the Congress CEC thought it useful for me to contest and I’m touched by responsibility shown towards me. I accept the responsibility and will run a fair campaign.”

Singh, who is the son of Jaswant Singh – one of the founding members of the BJP, joined the Congress last month, signaling a big boost for the latter ahead of the elections.

An MLA from Sheo in Barmer, Singh quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in September, upset over the sidelining of his father in the party ever since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in which he was not given a party ticket. Jaswant Singh, a Rajput leader, has faded away from public life after he went into a coma a few years ago.

(Wiht inputs from IANS)

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