Jaipur, April 14 -- Manshankar Ninama was a little-known face when he was declared the BJP candidate from the Banswara-Dungarpur Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections.

Riding a Modi wave, Ninama, 60, managed to win the seat, defeating Resham Malviya of the Congress by more than 1.5 lakh votes.

Ninama, who is an under-matric, has been associated with the Jan Sangh before he became a BJP member. He has risen through the ranks in the party. He started his political career by winning the sarpanch election. He then became a panchayat samiti member, then a zila parishad member and then a pradhan after which he was fielded in the general election.

His performance, many people say, was below par. He was not able to get any major project...