Bainsla gets BJP ticket from Rajasthan

April 16th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday named Kirori Singh Bainsla, who spearheaded Gujjar community’s violent campaign for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) status, as it’s candidate from Sawai Madhopur-Tonk Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan.
The party also nominated Ramkishore Meena (Dausa), Rao Rajender Singh (Jaipur Rural) and Dashrath Singh Shekhawat (Jhunjhunu), a BJP statement said.

Bainsla, a former army officer, was in the forefront of the agitation by the Gujjar community for ST status in 2007-08. He formally joined the party last week.

Bainsla will take on union minister and Congress nominee Namo Narayan Meena.

Rajasthan, which has 25 Lok Sabha seats, goes to polls May 7.

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