Singh was expelled from the BJP after he spoke out against the party’s decision to deny him candidature from the Barmer Lok Sabha constituency.
Speculation is rife over Jaswant’s re-entry into the Bhartiya Janata Party.
It is almost heartbreaking for the family that canvassed to ensure “Daata” (as Jaswant is fondly called in the region) wins his last election.
BJP maintained its lead on 23 seats since start of trends in the morning, giving way to Jaswant briefly in Barmer.
The BJP seems to be struggling in one-third of the seats because of internal conflict, selection of candidates and recent anti-incumbency.
Hasn’t an iota of doubt about Barmer, refuses to acknowledge exit poll maths.
Indians should stop pining for a single-minded strategic culture, look where that got Pakistan.
The former BJP leader justified his rebellion against the party and sought to blame the BJP for his expulsion.
Rahul said Modi was a “chowkidar” only to businessmen and had ousted senior leaders and “brought in Adani”.
Ganganagar seat registered highest voter turn out of over 68% and Rajsamand recorded lowest turn out of 51.22%.
Jaswant has also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in Barmer.
The big battles to watch out for in the fifth phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections today.
The dominant Rajput and Jat communities will lock horns in Barmer too where Jaswant faces stiff competition from Sonaram
The Manganiyars sing to him folk songs that once eulogised Maharana Pratap, calling him “Malani ro sapoot”.
Modi remained silent on Singh even as senior party leaders made direct attacks, accusing him of abandoning his “mother” (BJP).