BJP fields Yoonus Khan against Congress Rajasthan chief Sachin Pilot
Khan is a sitting MLA from Deedwana constituency of Nagaur district whose name was kept reserved by the party till the last moment.
In a change of strategy, the BJP on Monday fielded Transport Minister Yoonus Khan against Congress Rajasthan chief Sachin Pilot in the Muslim-dominated Tonk Assembly constituency by replacing sitting MLA Ajit Singh Mehta.
The BJP released its fifth list of six candidates on Monday morning in which the party dropped two candidates— Mehta and Shankarlal Kharadi who were earlier given tickets from Tonk and Kherwara seat respectively.
The party gave ticket to Nanala Aahri from Kherwara in place of Shankarlal.
Both Pilot and Khan will file their nomination papers today, the last day of filing nomination papers.
Rajasthan will go to polls on December 7.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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