He lost to independent candidate Sanyam Lodha by 10,000 votes.
- Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalarapatan assembly constituency for a fifth consecutive term
- She defeated Congress candidate Manvendra Singh
- BJP suffered losses in three key states
India’s first cow minister, Otaram Dewasi, from Rajasthan lost his seat in Sirohi in the assembly elections to independent candidate Sanyam Lodha by 10,000 votes.
According to information posted on his website, Otaram Dewasi is a resident of Mundara village under Sumerpur assembly constituency, Pali district.
His site states he used to work as a policeman with Rajasthan Police but had to leave the due to health problems.
While Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalarapatan assembly constituency for the fifth consecutive term on Tuesday, defeating Congress candidate Manvendra Singh, the poll count so far for the state swung largely in favour of Congress.
With the BJP suffering losses in three key states, its vote share has taken a sharp dip in Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh since the last assembly elections in 2013, but all these votes do not seem to have gone to the Congress alone as other players have also reaped the gains.
The vote share loss is even bigger for the saffron party since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, in which it had virtually swept all the three states by winning 62 out of 65 seats, as per the Election Commission data.