Lok Sabha elections: BJP announces names of nine more candidates
The BJP on Sunday released a list of its nine more Lok Sabha election candidates, taking the total number of names announced by it to 306.
- The BJP on Sunday released a list of its nine more Lok Sabha election candidates.
- Six candidates are for Chhattisgarh and one each for Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Telangana.
- With this list, the party has fielded a total of 306 candidates so far.
The party had earlier announced that none of its nine sitting Lok Sabha members from Chhattisgarh will be fielded in the polls, a move aimed at any perceived anti-incumbency they may have after the saffron party suffered a big defeat to the Congress in the assembly polls.
Putting to rest speculation on whether former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh will be fielded from his home constituency Rajnandgaon or not, the BJP named Santosh Pandey its candidate from the seat.
It has fielded Jyoti Nand Dubey from Korba, Arun Saw from Bilaspur, Vijay Baghel from Durg and Sunil Soni from Raipur in the state.
The BJP has announced the names of 297 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in six lists released so far, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi and party chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar.
With this list , the party has fielded a total of 306 candidates so far, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi and party chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar.
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