New Delhi: Of the nine Lok Sabha candidates who are from the erstwhile royal families, three from the BJP are leading while the others are trailing, according to Election Commission trends.
In Rajasthan, three candidates come from erstwhile royal families. The BJP's Diya Kumari of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family is leading by over 2.7 lakh votes against the Congress' Devkinandan in Rajsamand.
BJP candidate Dushyant Singh, the son of former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and scion of the erstwhile Dholpur royal family, is leading by over 2.5 lakh votes against the Congress' Pramod Sharma in Jhalawar-Baran constituency.
However, the Congress' Bhanwar Jitendra Singh of the erstwhile Alwar royal family was trailing by around 2 lakh votes against the BJP's Balak Nath in the Alwar constituency.
In Madhya Pradesh, where Jyotiraditya Scindia of erstwhile princely state of Gwalior is contesting from Guna, the Congress leader is trailing by around 90,000 votes against the BJP's Krishna Pal Singh.
In Uttar Pradesh three candidates from erstwhile royal families are contesting from Pratapgarh, Kushi Nagar and Gonda.
The Congress' Pratapgarh candidate, Rajkumari Ratna Singh of the erstwhile Kalakankar royal family, is trailing by over 2.3 lakh votes against the BJP's Sangam Lal Gupta.
The BJP's Kirti Vardhan Singh, also known as Raja Bhaiya, of the erstwhile Mankapur royal family, is leading over 40,000 votes against Samajwadi Party candidate Vinod Kumar in Gonda constituency.
Kunwer Ratanjit Pratap Singh, contesting on a Congress ticket from Kushi Nagar, trailed by over 2.8 lakh votes against N P Kushwaha of the Samajwadi Party.
In Odisha, the Biju Janta Dal's Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo of erstwhile princely state of Patna is contesting against his sister-in-law, Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo, from the BJP. The BJD candidate trailing by over 7,000 votes.
The BJD candidate from Kalahandi in Odisha, Puspendra Singh Deo of Dharmagarh, is trailing by over 37,000 votes against the BJP's Basanta Kumar Panda.