It's the Mirdha clan which still dominates the politics of Jatland – Nagaur.
As many as four Mirdhas will be trying their luck on three out of total nine seats of Nagaur.
Three have been fielded by Congress and one by BJP.
Among the three fielded by Congress two are brothers – Tejpal Mirdha and Vijaypal Mirdha while their uncle Harendra Mirdha will take on his Jyoti Mirdha who has recently joined BJP from Congress.
Jyoti Mirdha is niece of Harendra Mirdha and the two will be fighting for the Nagaur seat. Jyoti Mirdha's grandfather Nathuram Mirdha had also contested once against Ram Niwas Mirdha who is father of Harendra Mirdha. At Nagaur assembly seat, entry of at least one Mirdha is guaranteed, either it will Jyoti or Harendra.
In 1984 Nathuram Mirdha had contested Lok Sabha elections on the ticket of Lok Dal from Nagaur, while his nephew Ram Niwas Mirdha contested on Congress ticket. Ram Niwas riding on Indira wave won the election by 48,000 votes.
“Jyoti Mirdha has a chance to avenge the defeat of her grand father. The seat is same. Ram Niwas fought against his uncle, Jyoti Mirdha is also contesting against her uncle,” said Bhupendra Kirar, a resident of Nagaur.
On Degana seat Congress has repeated sitting MLA Vijay Pal Mirdha who will again take on Ajay Singh Kilak from BJP. In the last elections Mirdha defeated Kilak by 21,538 votes.
Vijay Pal Mirdha is son of Richpal Singh Mirdha, who has recently been appointed as the chairman of Tejaji Board. Richpal Singh Mirdha is a four time MLA from Degana. He won Degana seat four times in a row, which is a sort of record for entire Nagaur district.
From Khinvsar, the Congress has fielded Tejpal Mirdha, son of Richpal Singh Mirdha younger to Vijaypal Mirdha. Tejpal will take on the might of Hanuman Beniwal, who is the president of Rashtriya Loktantrik Patry (RLP) and a big force among Jats.
Tejpal Singh has been chairman of Kuchera municipality for two terms, elected unopposed.
But contesting election against Hanuman Beniwal is a tough challenge.
Beniwal had won Khinvsar three times – 2008, 2013 and 2018. However in 2019, he contested Lok Sabha election from Nagaur and after winning left the Khinvsar seat for his brother Narayan Beniwal.