The Congress has fielded three royal scions while the BJP has placed one.

In Jodhpur, Congress candidate and Union Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, daughter of former Maharaja Hanwant Singh, is pitted against BJP's Rajput candidate Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Katoch won the Rajput dominant constituency in 2009 by a margin of 98,329 votes and securing 53.06 percent of total polled votes. She became the Union Minister of culture in 2012.

Another Congress candidate and Union Minister, Jitendra Singh, is contesting from Alwar, which is among the five of the 25 constituencies going to polls on April 24. Polling in 20 consistencies will be held on April 17.

In Kota, scion of erstwhile Kota royal family Ijeyaraj Singh is in the fray. He is the son of Maharao Brijraj Singh and joined politics in 2009 before the elections. An alumnus of Mayo College, Ijeyaraj, who pursued higher studies in US, looks after the assets of the Kota royalty.

Dushyant Singh, son of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and a member of former Dholpur royal family, completes the list. He is contesting to retain Jhalawar-Baran constituency.


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