The constituency of Kota is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies of Rajasthan state. It consists of eight legislative assembly segments
and was formed prior to the elections of 1952.
The Kota city is the third largest city of Rajasthan and is located in the south-eastern part of Rajasthan at a distance of about 240 km
south of the capital of the state.
The seat is currently held by Om Birla who is from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won the Kota Lok Sabha elections by a margin of more
than 1,35 lakh votes. He swept the Kota seat by polling 37 per cent of the votes cast. His margin of victory over the nearest rival, the
Congress party’s Ijyaraj Singh, was over 200,000 votes.
According to the recent trends the BJP is in the lead in this constituency. The reason is that Birla reaches out to the voter in a
more personalised way. It is said that all residents of Kota receive greeting cards on their birthdays and marriage anniversaries, along
with a letter from their MP.
And, whenever a young man or woman turns 18 years old, he or she is visited by Birla’s party workers, along with Election Commission
officials who are only too keen to get him or her added to the voters’ list.
Kota ex-royals have influence over the parliamentary constituency, which has 8 assembly seats including Ladpura.
A state-wise analysis of the same data suggests that the BJP might lose the maximum number of Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan, where the
party had bagged all the 25 seats on offer in 2014.
Going by the trends, the BJP’s tally in the desert state could fall to 13 seats, which would represent a loss of 12 seats for the BJP. The
Congress which had drawn a blank could hope to win 12 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan.
The total number of voters here is 11,54,960 of which 5,20,194 are female and 6,34,766 are male as per the Election commission of India