Jaipur, Nov 17: Congress leader Manvendra Singh will contest against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje from Jhalrapatan in the upcoming state assembly elections.
Manvendra, who is a son of Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party on September 22 and joined the Congress last month.
He resigned from the BJP over the sidelining of his father in the party ever since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
His name was announced the party’s second list of 32 candidates.
The Congress, in its first list of 152 candidates, released on November 16, fielded both its chief ministerial aspirants – Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
While two-time Chief Minister Gehlot is contesting from his traditional Sardarpura constituency, while Pilot is in the fray from Tonk.
Polls for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to take place on December 7 and the counting of will be held on December 11.