Jaipur Rural has become battleground for two athletes. Sitting MP, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Olympic Silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is up against Congress MLA and Commonwealth Gold medalist Krishna Poonia.
Rathore is banking on the youth vote and has brought up the army recruitment camps he set up in Rajasthan during his term in his campaign speeches. The other election plank is the 'good work' done by Modi government. However, with Poonia up against him, Jaipur Rural could be decided by caste equations.