It is not possible that there should be Rajasthan Assembly elections and there is no discussion about the Bharatpur royal family. Since independence, this family has been continuously taking interest in elections. Different members of the family have been knocking in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly. This time too Vishvendra Singh is in the fray from the same royal family. He has also been a minister in the Gehlot government. Has also represented Bharatpur in the Lok Sabha several times. In one election, he defeated strongmen like Rajesh Pilot.The Congress leader was defeated.
Actually Bharatpur area is Jat dominated. The royal family here also has relations with the Jat community. Therefore, even today the relationship of the royal family with the common people continues to be the same as it was during the time of monarchy. The public’s love and affection towards the royal family continues even today. This family has also left no stone unturned in building relationships with the public.
Whenever the need arose, the royal family was found standing with the public. The Rajasthan government has recently given the status of district to Deeg, where Vishvendra Singh is the MLA. Needless to say, he has a role as a minister in this. The possibility of them getting its benefits in the elections is also being fully expressed.
Involvement of Bharatpur royal family in politics from the first general election
The Bharatpur royal family has been playing an active role since the first general elections held in the country. In the Lok Sabha elections of 1952 and 1967, Raja Bachchu Singh and Maharaja Brijendra Singh contested from Bharatpur respectively and won. But, the royal family could not win in the general elections of 1957, 1962 and 1971. Babu Rajbahadur kept winning this election. He has been a grassroots leader.
As a result, the royal family continued to be defeated. Was a minister in Congress government. Also remained ambassador to Nepal. But, the Bharatpur royal family lost only one election behind him. The members of this family have been winning continuously. One or the other member remains in the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assembly continuously.
Journey started from BJP, now Raja Vishvendra Singh is a minister in Congress government
Vishvendra Singh contested elections for the first time on BJP ticket in 1989 and won, but he resigned in 1991 demanding reservation on economic basis. In 1995, he reached the Legislative Assembly on Congress ticket. In 1999, he again reached the Lok Sabha on BJP ticket. His wife Divya Singh has also been an MP from Bharatpur on BJP ticket.
In 2008, he left BJP and joined Congress and is still contesting elections on Congress ticket. Not only does he have influence on his seat, he is also viewed with respect in the entire Bharatpur division.
When father and son came face to face
In April this year, Rajasthan government minister Vishvendra Singh and his son Anirudh Singh came face to face over the installation of the statue of Baba Saheb Ambedkar. When Anirudh wanted to install the statue of Maharaja Surajmal Jat already decided at that place, his father supported the statue of Ambedkar. Anirudh linked it to the insult of Maharaja Surajmal.
The son also expressed his anger openly on social media. Whereas father Vishvendra Singh issued a letter and appealed to the public and said that today he is not in front of you as a minister but as a descendant of the Maharaja. I promise that I will not let the Jat community be harmed. The respect you have shown towards Maharaja Surajmal is overwhelming. But we have to enlarge our hearts.
He said in the letter that if the Maharaja were alive today, he too would have given priority to the statue of a great man from the deprived community. Wherever the Maharaja’s statue is installed in this area, he will be respected.
Earlier announced not to contest elections, then entered the field
Vishvendra Singh had announced not to contest the elections this time. But don’t know what happened that one day suddenly he became active in elections. He reached Sinsani village and started his campaign by offering prayers there. He also told the people present here that this time I did not feel like contesting the elections but I could not avoid CM Gehlot’s instructions.
According to Singh, the CM told him that the elections have to be fought for the people. Have to fight for the development of Dig. On the same day, he also reached many villages in the area and contacted people. When he started campaigning, Congress had not even declared candidates.
Defeated senior Congress leader Rajesh Pilot in the first election.
There were Lok Sabha elections in the year 1989. Vishvendra Singh filed nomination from Bharatpur as Janata Dal candidate. At that time his age was only 28 years. Rajesh Pilot was counted among the big leaders of Congress but when the election results came, Pilot had lost the election.
A young man from the royal family had defeated him by more than 70 thousand votes. Then Vishvendra Singh did not look back and after switching from Janata Dal to BJP, he is currently in Congress.
Vishvendra Singh changed parties like a shirt
Vishvendra Singh, who defeated his father Rajesh Pilot, later became close to Sachin Pilot. When the Ashok Gehlot government started getting criticized because of Sachin, the party decided to remove him from the government. Being Sachin’s associate, Vishvendra Singh also had to step down from the post of minister.
In the year 2021, he again talked to Gehlot and when relations normalized, he became a minister again. On his suggestion, Deeg was also made a new district of Rajasthan. Now he is considered very close to Gehlot.When a member of the royal family won and the deposits of all other candidates were not saved
dominance of the royal family
Assembly seat Deeg from which Vishvendra Singh is currently contesting, once the election was so interesting that the victory was won by Krishnandra Kaur Deepa, a member of the royal family. In this election, the deposits of all the other candidates were confiscated. Deepa’s father and member of the royal family, Raja Man Singh, was elected as an independent MLA from here. He died in 1985. When the seat became vacant, daughter Deepa jumped into the election fray. The total votes cast in this election were 45442 and Deepa got 44139. The remaining five candidates together got a total of 1303 votes. In this way the story of the dominance of the royal family is strengthened.
In this way, the Bharatpur royal family has not only been active in Kotar elections since independence, but has also been successful in winning. Be it the Legislative Assembly or the Lok Sabha, most of the members of this family tasted victory. There is very little experience of defeat. This time, time will tell whether the victory will go to Vishvendra Singh or any candidate fighting against him, but the only Jat royal family of Rajasthan has still maintained its supremacy. This can be clearly seen.
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