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BJP releases first list of candidates for elections

March 22, 2019

Bharatiya Janata Party has declared its first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The list has names of 184 candidates including those of prominent leaders such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest the general elections from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, will fight the elections from Gandhinagar, Gujarat while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be contesting from Lucknow.

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani will face Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the elections from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will fight from Nagpur in Maharashtra and Union minister V K Singh is to contest form Ghaziabad.

The first list has names of candidates from 20 Indian states such as Uttar Prdesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura.

The general elections 2019 are to be held in 7 phases across India on 11 April, 18 April, 23 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May and 19 May. Lok Sabha election results will be declared on 23 May.

Several social media users tweeted about the candidate list.

Connect Within‏ @WithinConnect Replying to @DDNewsLive, wrote,All BJP Candidates will Win Elections with Full Majority & will get Record Votes ...

Sunil Taneja‏ @thesuniltaneja tweeted,Smirti Irani to contest from Amethi again. BJP playing very aggrassively against Rahul Gandhi. #BJPFirstList



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