Jaipur: Senior BJP leader and the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitely is eyeing on the Jaipur Parliamentary constituency which is considered to be a safe seat for him. Jaitely has never contested the Lok Sabha election.

Jaipur Parliamentary constituency is dominated by Brahmin voters. Jaitely had also tried to contest from Jaipur in 2009. But senior party leader LK Advani advised Jaitely not to contest the poll as the latter was looking after the poll management.

BJP’s Girdhari Lal Bhargava represented the pink city Jaipur in the Lok Sabha for six times in a row. However, Congress candidate Mahesh Joshi defeated Bhargava by around 16, 000 votes on the prestigious seat in 2009 general election.

BJP has decided to field their senior leaders in the coming Lok Sabha poll. In 2009 too, senior leaders including Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh successfully contested the Lok Sabha election from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh respectively.

Jaitely was also instrumental in bringing Vasundhara Raje back as Rajasthan BJP chief.  

(JPN/Bureau)

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