BJP has released a list of 184 candidates. JP Nadda said that the names of candidates of all seats in Bihar have been finalized and sent to the State Union, the full list of NDA will be released simultaneously.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has released the first list of nominees for the Lok Sabha elections after long wait and marathon churning.
Tickets were announced on Thursday evening between Holi celebration. BJP has stamped the names of 184 candidates. PM Modi will contest from Varanasi parliamentary constituency while Smriti Irani will contest from Amethi. Apart from this, Lankan Advani’s ticket has been cut from Gandhinagar this time, Amit Shah has been given ticket to his place.
Earlier, in the meeting of BJP’s Central Election Committee, UP Deputy Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, both Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Maurya and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey were also present. After this churning, it is revealed that BJP can withdraw Jaya Prada from Rampur Lok Sabha seat.
Also, for all the 17 seats in Bihar BJP can announce the candidates today. While there may be a decision on 21 seats in Maharashtra.
There is a meeting of BJP about the selection of Bengal candidates. It is being reported that the names of candidates of 27 out of 42 seats have been finalized. According to sources, Babul Suprio will contest from Asansol while SS Ahluwalia from Darjeeling can get the ticket. Soumitra Khan, who joined TMC from BJP, can also get the ticket. Besides, Anupam Hazara is also expected to get an opportunity.
In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, in the meeting of the BJP Central Election Committee in Delhi on Wednesday, names of candidates of 5 out of 11 candidates in Chhattisgarh were also decided. The remaining seats in Chhattisgarh can be decided on March 22.