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Rajasthan Assembly Elections: Will Pramod Bhaya Retain In Anta Or Can Kanwar Lal Meena Turn The Tide For BJP?
Congress holds an edge over its closest rival BJP as the grand-old party has won twice from Anta since the constituency was carved ahead of the 2008 Assembly polls.
Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023: Anta Legislative Assembly constituency falls in Baran district of Rajasthan and is one of the 200 Legislative Assembly constituencies of the poll-bound state which scheduled to go for elections on November 25.
Going by recent history, Congress holds an edge over its closest rival BJP as the grand-old party has won twice from Anta since the constituency was carved ahead of the 2008 Assembly polls in Rajasthan. Pramod Jain Bhaya– the current Congress MLA from the Anta seat– won in 2008 before being defeated in 2013 by BJP leader Prabhu Lal Saini.
However, in 2018 polls, Bhaya returned with a vengeance and won the Anta seat for a second time.
Anta Assembly Constituency: Main Contenders
In 2018 Assembly Elections, Congress leader Pramod Bhaya avenged his 2013 defeat and won the Anta seat for a second time by scoring a thumping win over BJP’s Prabhu Lal Saini by a margin of 34,063 votes.
Congress: Pramod Jain Bhaya
BJP: Kanwar Lal Meena
Rajasthan is poised for multi-pronged contest between various regional parties including the Shiv Sena and the BSP. However, the main battle is expected to be between the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government and arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who are eyeing to wrest power from the grand-old party. Rajasthan goes to polls on November 25 for 200 legislative assembly seats. Votes will be counted on December 3, along with four other states.
Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023: Key dates
- Date of nomination: 06 November, 2023
- Nomination ends: 07 November, 2023
- Last date of withdrawal: 08 November, 2023
- Date of polling: November 25, 2023
- Date of counting: 03 December, 2023