20 Nov 2022

Sardarshahar assembly seat by-election2022: Will BJP be able to snatch seat from Congress

Sardarshahar assembly seat by-election2022: Assembly elections are to be held in Rajasthan in 2023. The strategists of both the parties, Congress and BJP, are engaged in brainstorming. Election preparations are being made.
Meanwhile, by-elections are to be held on the Sardarshahar assembly seat. Which is of great importance to both the parties. With just a year left for the 2023 Assembly elections, the by-election holds significance in the state, which has seen the incumbent government being voted out every five years since 1998.
Voting here will be held on December 5. While the counting of votes will take place on December 8. Who will win the by-election, will BJP be able to wrest Sardarshahar seat from Congress, because Congress has been in possession of this seat for a long time. Let us know what the election maths says.

Both parties are making all out efforts

The ruling Congress has fielded Anil Sharma as its candidate for the by-elections to the Sardarshahar assembly seat in the state. Anil Sharma is the son of Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who was the MLA from this seat. This seat fell vacant after the death of Bhanwar Lal Sharma.
The BJP has fielded Ashok Pincha on the Sardarshahar seat. In the Sardarshahar by-election, 2,89,579 voters will be able to exercise their franchise. A total of 295 polling centers have been set up for voting.
Pincha is a former MLA from the seat and had contested the 2018 elections from Sardarshahar but lost by a margin of over 16,000 votes to Bhanwar Lal Sharma, a seven-time MLA from the constituency.

Seat became vacant after death of Bhanwarlal Sharma

Sardarshahar i.e. Churu seat has been occupied by the Congress for a long time. MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma from this seat had passed away on October 9 after a prolonged illness. He had represented the constituency a total of seven times in the Legislative Assembly.
At present, the Congress has 107 MLAs, the BJP 71 and 13 independents in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly. One seat is vacant while the rest are held by other parties.

BJP has won only three by-elections so far

There have been 13 by-elections in Rajasthan since 2014. Out of which BJP has been able to register victory only 3 times. Congress candidates emerged victorious in 10 by-elections.

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