India has politicians coming from various backgrounds, very modest to middle class, some falling into the category of rich while some also belonging to the royal families of India. Here are Indian royal family contestants 2019.
- Diya Kumari is a member of the former royal family of Jaipur. Diya Kumari joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 September 2013 in the presence of then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje, at a rally in Jaipur.
- Diya did not contest the State elections in 2018.
- BJP has fielded former BJP MLA Diya Kumari against Devi Nandan Gurjar of Congress from Rajsamand.
- Jitendra Singh, member of Royal family of Alwar is a part of Indian National Congress. He represents Alwar constituency of Rajasthan.
- In Alwar Lok Sabha election, BJP’s Mahant Balak Nath, Congress’ Jitendra Singh and BSP’s Imran Khan will fight against each other.
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Indian royal family contestants 2019
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo
- Grandson of erstwhile ruler of the former princely state of Patnagarh and former Odisha chief minister Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo, is contesting Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Bolangir constituency in Odisha from Biju Janata Dal.
- He had defeated Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo (his sister-in-law) of BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
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- Ijyaraj Singh, member of a royal family of Kota will be contesting 2019 elections from Kota.
- He joined politics in 2009 and pursued higher studies in the US, looks after the assets of the Kota royalty.
- Singh is the former maharaj kumar (prince) of Kota. He contested from Congress and won the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections against Shyam Sharma of the Bhartiya Janata Party.