Lok Sabha Polls: BJP Releases First List Of 195 Candidates, PM Modi To Contest From Varanasi; Full List Here

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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unveiled its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to seek re-election from Varanasi, confirming his candidacy once more. Among the 195 candidates, 34 hail from various ministerial positions at both the central and state levels. Additionally, the list includes two former Chief Ministers who are eying for parliamentary seats.

Announcing the first list, BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde said, “PM Modi to contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiran Rijiju to contest from Arunachal West, BJP MP Bishnu Pada Ray to contest from Andaman & Nicobar, BJP MP Tapir Gao to contest from Arunachal East, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to contest from Dibrugarh.”

Home Minister Amit Shah will contest from Gandhinagar while Mansukh Mandaviya will contest from Porbandar.

“The names of 195 candidates have been finalised. The list includes 47 youth candidates, 28 women candidates, 27 Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, 18 Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and 57 OBC/Backward Class candidates. The party has announced the list keeping all communities in focus,” said BJP leader Vinod Tawde while addressing the media here in Delhi.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar will contest from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Dibrugarh, Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal Pradesh. Former External Affairs minister, late Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj has been fielded from New Delhi.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to contest from Lucknow, Smriti Irani will again contest from Amethi. Ajay Mishra Teni,MOS Home will again contest from Khiri. BJP leader Alok Sharma to contest from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh while former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to contest from Vidisha.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined BJP from Congress in 2020, to contest from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.

BJP announced Lok Sabha candidates for 5 Delhi seats as well. BJP leader Manoj Tiwari will contest from North-East Delhi. Late leader Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swara will contest from New Delhi. Kamaljeet Sehrawat will contest from West Delhi and Ramvir Singh Bidhuri from South Delhi. Praveen Khandelwal, Confederation of All India Traders chief, to contest from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.

Pragya Singh Thakur has been dropped. The announcement of the candidate list follows a marathon meeting of the central election committee (CEC) of the BJP in the early hours of Friday.

The Lok Sabha polls are slated to be held in April-May this year.

Check Full List Of Candidates Here:

Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi – Varanasi, Rajnath Singh – Lucknow, Smriti Irani – Amethi, Ritesh Pandey – Ambedkar Nagar, Hema Malini – Mathura, Ravi Kishan – Gorakhpur, Pradeep Kumar – Kairana, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Muzaffarnagar, Om Kumar – Nagina, Ghanshyam Lodhi – Rampur, Parameshvar Lal Saini – Sambhal, Kanwar Singh Tanwar – Amroha, Mahesh Sharma – Gautam Budh Nagar, Bhola Singh – Bulandshahr, Satyapal Singh Baghel – Agra, Raj Kumar Chahar – Fatehpur Sikri, Rajveer Singh – Etah, Dharmendra Kashyap – Aonla, Arun Kumar Sagar – Shahjahanpur, Ajay Mishra Teni – Kheri, Rekha Verma – Dhaurahra, Rajesh Verma – Sitapur, Jal Prakash Rawat – Hardoi, Ashok Kumar Rawat – Misrikh, Sakshi Maharaj – Unnao, Kaushal Kishore – Mohanlalganj, Sangam Lal Gupta – Pratapgarh, Mukesh Rajput – Farrukhabad, Ram Shankar Katheria – Etawah, Subrat Pathak – Kannauj, Devendra Singh Bhole – Akbarpur, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma – Jalaun, Anurag Sharma – Jhansi, Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel – Hamirpur, R K Singh Patel – Banda, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Fatehpur, Upendra Singh Rawat – Barabanki, Lallu Singh – Faizabad, Saket Mishra – Shrawasti, Kirti Vardhan Singh – Gonda, Jagdambika Pal – Domariyaganj, Harish Dwivedi – Basti, Praveen Kumar Nishad – Sant Kabir Nagar, Pankaj Choudhary – Maharajganj, Vijay Kumar Dubey – Kushi Nagar, Kamlesh Paswan – Bansgaon, Neelam Sonkar – Lalganj, Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ – Azamgarh, Ravindra Kushwaha – Salempur, Kripashankar Singh – Jaunpur, Mahendra Nath Pandey – Chandauli

Gujarat: Amit Shah – Gandhinagar, Vinodbhai Lakhmashi Chavda – Kachchh, Rekhaben Hiteshbhai Chaudhary – Banaskantha, Bharatsinhji Dabhi – Patan, Dineshbhai Kodarbhai Makwana – Ahmedabad West, Parshottam Rupala – Rajkot, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya – Porbandar, Poonamben Maadam – Jamnagar, Miteshbhai Rameshbhai Patel – Anand, Devusinh Chauhan – Kheda, Rajpalsinh Mahendrasinh Jadhav – Panchmahal, Jasvantsinh Bhabhor – Dahod, Mansukhbhai Vasava – Bharuch, Prabhubhai Nagarbhai Vasava – Bardoli, C R Patil – Navsari

Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia – Guna, Shivraj Singh Chouhan – Vidisha, Shivmangal Singh Tomar – Morena, Sandhya Rai – Bhind, Bharat Singh Kushwaha – Gwalior, Lata Wankhede – Sagar, Virendra Khatik – Tikamgarh, Rahul Lodhi – Damoh, V D Sharma – Khajuraho, Ganesh Singh – Satna, Janardan Mishra – Rewa, Rajesh Mishra – Sidhi, Himadri Singh – Shahdol, Ashish Dubey – Jabalpur, Faggan Singh Kulaste – Mandla, Darshan Singh Choudhary – Hoshangabad, Alok Sharma – Bhopal, Rodmal Nagar – Rajgarh, Mahendra Singh Solanki – Dewas, Sudhir Gupta – Mandsour, Anita Nagar Singh Chaudhan – Ratlam, Gajendra Patel – Khargone, Gyaneshwar Patil – Khandwa, Durga Das Uikey – Betul

West Bengal: Nisith Pramanik – Cooch Behar, Manoj Tigga – Alipurduars, Dr. Sukanta Majumdar – Balurghat, Khagen Murmu – Maldaha Uttar, Sreerupa Mitra Chowdhury – Maldaha Dakshin, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Saha – Baharampur, Shri Gauri Shankar Ghosh – Murshidabad, Jagannath Sarkar – Ranaghat, Shantanu Thakur – Bangaon, Dr. Ashok Kandari – Joynagar, Dr. Anirban Ganguly – Jadavpur, Dr. Rathin Chakraborty – Howrah, Locket Chatterjee – Hooghly, Soumendu Adhikari – Kanthi, Hiranmay Chattopadhyay – Ghatal, Jyotirmay Singh Mahato – Purulia, Dr. Shubash Sarkar – Bankura, Soumitra Khan – Bishnupur, Pawan Singh – Asansol, Priya Saha – Bolpur

Rajasthan: Om Birla – Kota, Arjun Ram Meghwal – Bikaner, Devendra Jhajharia – Churu, Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati – Sikar, Bhupendra Yadav – Alwar, Ramswaroop Koli – Bharatpur, Jyoti Mirdha – Nagaur, P P Chaudhary – Pali, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Jodhpur, Kailash Choudhary – Barmer, Lumbaram Choudhary – Jalore, Mannalal Rawat – Udaipur, Mahendra Malviya – Banswara, C P Joshi – Chittorgarh, Dushyant Singh – Jhalawar-Baran

Delhi: Praveen Khandelwal – Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari – North East Delhi, Sushri Bansuri Swaraj – New Delhi, Kamaljeet Sehrawat – West Delhi, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri – South Delhi

Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal – Dibrugarh, Kripanath Mallah – Karimganj, Parimal Suklabaidya – Silchar, Amar Singh Tisso – Autonomous District, Bijuli Kalita Medhi – Gauhati, Dilip Saikia – Mangaldoi, Ranjit Dutta – Tezpur, Suresh Bora – Nowgong, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa – Kaliabor, Topon Kumar Gogai – Jorhat, Pradhan Baruah – Lakhimpur

Kerala: Rajeev Chandrashekhar – Thiruvananthapuram, M L Ashwini – Kasaragod, C Raghunath – Kannur, Prafulla Krishna – Vadakara, M T Ramesh – Kozhikode, Abdul Salam – Malappuram, Niveditha Subramanian – Ponnani, C Krishnakumar – Palakkad, Suresh Gopi – Thrissur, Shobha Surendran – Alappuzha, Anil K Antony – Pathanamthitta, V Muraleedharan – Attingal

Telangana: Bandi Sanjay kumar – Karimnagar, Arvind Dharmapuri – Nizambad, B. B. Patil – Zahirabad, Etela Rajender – Malkajgiri, G. Kishan Reddy – Secundrabad, Dr. Madhavi Latha – Hyderabad, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy – Chelvella, P. Bharat – Nagarkurnool, Boora Narsaiah Goud – Bhongir

Chhattisgarh: Chintamani Maharaj – Sarguja, Radheshyam Rathia – Raigarh, Kamlesh Jangde – Janjgir-Champa, Sushri Saroj Pandey – Korba, Tokhan Sahu – Bilaspur, Santosh Pandey – Rajnandgaon, Vijay Baghel – Durg, Brijmohan Agarwal – Raipur, Roop Kumari Choudhary – Mahasamund, Mahesh Kashyap – Bastar, Bhojraj Nag – Kanker

Jharkhand: Tala Marandi – Rajmahal, Sunil Soren – Dumka, Nishikant Dubey – Godda, Annapurna Devi – Kodarma, Sanjay Seth – Ranchi, Vidhyut Baran Mahato – Jamshedpur, Geeta Koda – Singhbhum, Arjun Munda – Khunti, Samir Oraon – Lohardaga, Vishnu Dayal Ram – Palamau, Manish Jaiswal – Hazaribagh

Jammu and Kashmir: Jitendra Singh – Udhampur, Jugal Kishore Sharma – Jammu

Uttarakhand: Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah – Tehri, Garhwal Ajay Tamta – Almora, Ajay Bhatt – Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar

Arunachal Pradesh: Kiren Rijiju – Arunachal West, Tapir Gao – Arunachal East

Goa: Shripad Yesso Naik – North Goa
Tripura: Biplab Deb – Tripura
Andaman and Nicobar: Bishnu Pada Ray – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Daman and Diu: Lalubhai Patel – Daman and Diu

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