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Rajasthan is the largest state and is the ‘land of kings’. It contains the Thar Desert and is known for its forts and palaces.

Ashok Gehlot

He is the present Chief Minister of the state and this is his second stint. He is a member of the Congress and served as a Union Minister in earlier years. He is standing for re-election from the constituency of Sardarpura.

Vasundhara Raje

A member of the BJP, she was the first woman Chief Minister of the state, and held the post between 2003 and 2008. She belongs to the royal family of Gwalior and is contesting for the seat of Jhalrapatan, from where she won in 2008.

Kirori Lal Meena

Dr Kirori Lal Meena is a member of the National People’s Party, which is hoping to win a number of seats in this election. He belongs to the Meena community and was earlier a member of the BJP, which he left in 2008.

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