Members of the Mewar Kshatriya Mahasabha have expressed their concern and protested against the candidature of Diya Kumari from Rajsamand, in their letter to the local BJP office.
Diya Kumari, daughter of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Bhawani Singh, member of the BJP and a MLA in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, was chosen by the BJP to contest from Rajsamand, after the earlier choice Hari Om Singh refused to be a contender for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
President of the Mewar Kshatriya Mahasabha, Balu Singh Kanawat has approached the BJP cell, representing the Mahasabha and demanded that a Rajput be chosen as a contender from the Mewar belt, and that Diya Kumari’s candidature will not be accepted by any of the 36 Rajput communities in the region. He said that no personal external to the Mewar region will be permitted to contest in the Mewar belt. Trustee of the Mahasabha, Manohar Singh and other members including Tanveer Singh Krishnavat and Shaktisingh Karohi have demanded instituting a local Rajput leader over an external candidate from BJP for the upcoming elections.It was earlier stipulated that though Diya Kumari will not contest the recently concluded Rajasthan Assembly Elections, she might contest from Jaipur for the Lok Sabha elections. Source: Rajasthan Patrika