Bikaner Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: BJP wins the battle of Meghwals
The BJP’s candidate for this reserved constituency was Arjun Ram Meghwal, the current Minister of State (MoS) for water resources and the former MoS for Finance. Arjun
Meghwal won the constituency in the 2014 and 2009
In his role as MoS of Finance, Meghwal was tasked with spearheading the rollout of the Modi administration’s Goods and Services Tax in mid-2017 and helping resolve its various implementation problems.
Meghwal is remembered for making a number of quotable comments about the new tax regime, the most famous of which is likening it to a “daughter-in-law”, meaning that it would require an adjustment period.
More than his comments however, there were three things complicating Meghwal’s re-election bid.
Firstly, a number of local issues, such as a shortage of water for agriculture would have contributed to anti-incumbency sentiments.
Secondly, t he departure of veteran Rajput leader Devi Singh Bhati from the
Thirdly, the former IAS officer from
With no community card to play, he used the popular support for the BJP and Narendra Modi that helped drive Arjun Ram Meghwal to victory.
Nearly a quarter of the seats in the Lok Sabha are “reserved” and they matter a lot in this election