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Meme fest explodes after cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba wins Jamnagar North in Gujarat Election 2022

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife and BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja knocked the ball out of the park on her debut into electoral politics as she clinched the Jamnagar North constituency in the Gujarat Election 2022.

Meme fest explodes after cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba wins Jamnagar North in Gujarat Election 2022 snt
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First Published Dec 8, 2022, 3:35 PM IST

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife and BJP candidate Rivaba Jadeja knocked the ball out of the park on her debut into electoral politics as she clinched the Jamnagar North constituency in the Gujarat Election 2022 with 57.28 per cent vote share. 

Rivaba Jadeja had won 84,336 votes, while her nearest rival, Karshan Karmur of the Aam Aadmi Party, had polled 33,880 votes, the Election Commission said. 

The Congress party's Bipendrasinh Jadeja finished third and polled 22,822 votes.

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Sibling rivalry was at play in Jamnagar North as Ravindra Jadeja batted for his wife, Rivaba, while his sister Naynaba Jadeja campaigned for the Congress, bringing into the limelight this urban constituency where voters, like much of Gujarat, have again backed the ruling party.

The constituency had voted for the first time in 2012 after being carved out following delimitation. The Congress won it, while the BJP grabbed it in 2017 after then-incumbent MLA Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, locally better known as Hakubha, crossed over to the BJP. He was dropped this time in favour of Rivaba Jadeja.

The BJP, though, managed to placate Hakubha by making him the party's in-charge for polling in three assembly seats in Jamnagar, including Jamnagar North. 

An overwhelmingly urban constituency, Jamnagar North was always seen as more favourable to the BJP than the Congress. The performance of the Aam Aadmi Party, which fielded a not-so-known face, has come as a surprise. The Jadejas are Rajputs, the community that dominates this constituency. Muslims make up the other decisive group of voters.

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Meme fest exploded after trends suggested Rivaba Jadeja has clinched Gujarat's Jamnagar North constituency. Here's a look at what fans of the cricketer posted:

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