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Congress looks set to sweep Rajasthan

May 16, 2009 11:09 IST
The Congress has established an early lead in 20 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan while the Bharatiya Janata Party was ahead in the other five constituencies in the state.

Among the candidates who were leading were Congress's Sachin Pilot in Ajmer, Jitendra Singh in Alwar, Seeshram Ola in Jhunjhunu, Namo Narayan Meena in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur, C P Joshi in Bhilwara and Girija Vyas in Chittorgarh, according to initial trends.

Other Congress candidates who were ahead were Jyoti Mirdha in Nagaur, Mahesh Joshi in Jaipur, Chandresk Kumari in Jodhpur, Ijyaraj Singh in Kota and Taranchand Bhagora in Banswara.

Those from the BJP who had established early leads were Dushyant Singh, son of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, in Jhalawar-Baran, Arjun Ram Meghwal in Bikaner and Ramsingh Kaswan in Churu.

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