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LS polls candidate list: Amit Shah makes debut, PM to contest from Varanasi

All incumbent MPs from Karnataka have been retained by BJP, while Amit Shah has replaced L K Advani. Aparna Yadav has not been named by Samajwadi Party yet

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With the first phase of looming ahead, parties have started announcing their list of candidates. The on Thursday announced a list of 184 candidates for 20 states. Prime Minister will be contesting from

In a surprise move, BJP chief will be contesting from Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Shah is making is Lok Sabha debut with this elections. It is notable that Gandhinagar is the seat of veteran BJP politician L K Advani. Before this, Advani had vacated the Gandhinagar seat just once for Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996.

The western UP candidates of BJP from 2014 elections have been retained. Raj Nath Singh, Hema Malini, V K Singh, Smriti Irani, Mahesh Sharma, Satya Pal Singh have been given tickets. will be contesting from Nagpur.

Kiren Rijiju will be contesting from Arunachal East, while Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore will be contesting from Jaipur Rural.

It is interesting to note that BJP has not dropped a single winning candidate from Many BJP leaders who are above the age of 75, have voluntarily declined to contest the elections. This includes Kalraj Mishra.

For the state Andhra Pradesh, the has fielded Ramana Kumari Pedada from Vishakhapatnam, Narahrasetti from Vijayawada, and J Lakshmi Narasimha Yadav from Nandyal. With this, the has named its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. The total number of Lok Sabha candidates declared by the so far stands at 149.

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K Chandrashekar Rao-led on Thursday announced its candidates for all the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana. The party has again fielded KCR's daughter K Kavitha from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat. Besides her, Vemireddy will contest from Nalgonda, Pasunuri Dayaker from Warangal, G Nagesh from Adilabad, Talasani Saikiran Yadav from Secunderabad, Manne from Mahabubnagar and Puste Srikanth from Hyderabad, among others.

also announced its candidates from Party Chairman will contest from his traditional seat of Mainpuri. Dimple Yadav, wife of Akhilesh Yadav, will contest from Kannuj. Surprisingly, has not been given ticket till now. and Akshay Yadav will also be contesting.

State Constituency Congress candidate
Telangana Adilabad (ST) Ramesh Rathod
Gujarat Ahmedabad West (SC) Raju Parmar
Uttar Pradesh Akbarpur Rajaram Pal
Kerala Alathur (SC) Ms Remya Haridas
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Ch Brijender Singh
West Bengal Alipurduars (ST) Mohan Lal Basumata
Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram (SC) Janga Gowtham
Uttar Pradesh Amethi Rahul Gandhi
Andhra Pradesh Anakapalli Sreeram Murthy
Gujarat Anand Bharatsinh M Solanki
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur Kuncham Rajeev Reddy
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Andaman And Nicobar Islands Kuldeep Rai Sharma
Andhra Pradesh Aruku (ST) Ms Sruthi V Devi
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal East James Lowangcha Wanglet
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal West Nabam Tuki
Assam Autonomous District (ST) Biren Singh Engti
Uttar Pradesh Badaun Saleem Iqbal Shervani
West Bengal Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Uttar Pradesh Bahraich (SC) Smr Savitri Phule
West Bengal Balurghat Sadik Sarkar
Uttar Pradesh Bansgaon (SC) Kush Saurabh
Andhra Pradesh Bapatla (SC) Jesudasu Seelam
Uttar Pradesh Bara Banki (SC) Tanuj Punia
Orissa Bargarh Pradeep Kumar Devta
Chhattisgarh Bastar (ST) Deepak Baij
Orissa Berhampur V Chandrasekhar Naidu
Telangana Bhongir Komatireddy Vekat Reddy
Uttar Pradesh Bijnor Ms Indira Bhatti
Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr (SC) Bansi Lal Pahadia
Kerala Chalakudy Benny Bahanan
Telangana Chelvella Konda Vishweshwar Reddy
Gujarat Chhota Udaipur (ST) Ranjit Mohansinh Rathwa
Andhra Pradesh Chittoor (SC) Dr Cheemala Rangappa
West Bengal Cooch Behar (SC) Ms Priya Roy Chowdhury
West Bengal Darjeeling Shankar Malakar
Uttar Pradesh Dhaurahra Jitin Prasad
Assam Dibrugarh Paban Singh Ghatowar
Andhra Pradesh Eluru Jetti Gurunadha Rao
Kerala Ernakulam Hibi Eden
Uttar Pradesh Faizabad Nirmal Khatri
Uttar Pradesh Farrukhabad Salman Khursheed
Uttar Pradesh Fatehpur Rakesh Sachan
Maharashtra Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) Dr Namdev Dalluji Usendi
Uttar Pradesh Gautam Buddh Nagar Dr Arvind Singh Chauhan
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad Smt Dolly Sharma
Uttar Pradesh Ghosi Bal Krishna Chauhan
Andhra Pradesh Guntur Shaik Mastan Vali
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur Pritam Lodhi
Uttar Pradesh Hamirpur Pritam Lodhi
Andhra Pradesh Hindupur KT Sreedhar
Telangana Hyderabad Firoz Khan
Kerala Idukki Dean Kuriakose
Uttar Pradesh Jalaun (SC) Brij Lal Khabri
West Bengal Jalpaiguri (SC) Manu Kumar Darnal
West Bengal Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee
Chhattisgarh Janjgir-Champa (SC) Ravi Bhardwaj
Assam Jorhat Sushanta Borgohain
Andhra Pradesh Kadapa Gundlakunta Sreeramulu
Uttar Pradesh Kairana Harender Malik
Andhra Pradesh Kakinada M M Pallam Raju
Orissa Kalahandi Bhakta Charan Das
Assam Kaliabor Gaurav Gogoi
Orissa Kandhamal Manoj Kumar Acharya
Chhattisgarh Kanker (ST) Birjesh Thakur
Kerala Kannur K Sudhakaran
Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Sriprakash Jaiswal
Assam Karimganj (SC) Swarup Das
Telangana Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar
Kerala Kasaragod Rajmohan Unnithan
Uttar Pradesh Kheri Zafar Ali Naqvi
Kerala Kozhikode M K Raghvan
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool Ahmed Ali Khan
Uttar Pradesh Kushi Nagar R P N Singh
Assam Lakhimpur Anil Borghain
Lakshadweep Lakshadweep (ST) M Hamdullah Sayeed
Uttar Pradesh Lalganj (SC) Pankaj Mohan Sonkar
Andhra Pradesh Machilipatnam Gollu Krishna
Telangana Mahabubabad (ST) Porika Balram Naik
Telangana Mahbubnagar Dr Ch Vamshichand Reddy
West Bengal Maldaha Dakshin Abu Haseem Khan Chowdhury
West Bengal Maldaha Uttar Isha Khan Chowdhury
Telangana Malkajgiri A Revanth Reddy
Assam Mangaldoi Bhubaneshwar Kalita
Kerala Mavelikara (SC) Kodikunnil Suresh
Telangana Medak Gali Anil Kumar
Uttar Pradesh Meerut Harendra Agarwal
Uttar Pradesh Mirzapur Lalitesh Pati Tripathi
Uttar Pradesh Misrikh (SC) Ms Manjari Rahi
Uttar Pradesh Mohanlalganj (SC) Ramashankar Bhargava
Uttar Pradesh Moradabad Raj Babbar
Maharashtra Mumbai North Central Smt Priya Dutt
Maharashtra Mumbai South Milind Murli Deora
West Bengal Murshidabad Abu Hena
Orissa Nabarangpur (ST) Pradeep Manjhi
Nagaland Nagaland (ST) K L Chishi
Telangana Nagarkurnool (SC) Dr Mallu Ravi
Uttar Pradesh Nagina (SC) Smt Omwati Devi Jatav
Maharashtra Nagpur Nana Patole
Telangana Nalgonda N Uttam Kumar Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Narasaraopet Pakkala Suribabu
Andhra Pradesh Narsapuram Kanumuri Bapiraju
Andhra Pradesh Nellore Chevuru Devakumar Reddy
Telangana Nizamabad Madhu Yashik Goud
Assam Nowgong Pradyut Borgohain
Andhra Pradesh Ongole Dr SDJM Prasad
Kerala Palakkad V K Sreekantan
Kerala Pathanamthitta Anto Antony
Telangana Peddapalli (SC) A Chandra Sekhar
Uttar Pradesh Pratapgarh Smt Ratan Singh
Uttar Pradesh Rae Bareli Smt Sonia Gandhi
West Bengal Raiganj Smt Deepa Dasmunshi
Chhattisgarh Raigarh (ST) Laljeet Singh Rathia
Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry Nalluri Vijaya Srinivasa Rao
Andhra Pradesh Rajampet Mohd Sahjahan Basha
Uttar Pradesh Robertsganj (SC) Bhagwato Prasad Choudhary
Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur Imran Masood
Uttar Pradesh Sant Kabir Nagar Parvez Khan
Chhattisgarh Surguja (ST) Khel Sai Singh
Telangana Secundrabad M Anjan Kumar Yadav
Meghalaya Shillong (ST) Vincent H Pala
Sikkim Sikkim Bharat Basnett
Assam Silchar Smt Sushmita Dev
Uttar Pradesh Sitapur Smr Kaisar Jahan
Maharashtra Solapur (SC) Sushil Kumar S Shinde
Andhra Pradesh Srikakulam Dola Janganmohan Rao
Uttar Pradesh Sultanpur Dr Sanjay Singh
Orissa Sundargarh (ST) George Tirkey
Assam Tezpur MGVK Bhanu
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor
Kerala Thrissur T N Prathapan
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati (SC) Chinta Mohan
Meghalaya Tura (ST) Dr Mukul M Sangma
Uttar Pradesh Unnao Smt Annu Tandon
Gujarat Vadodara Prashant Patel
Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram Yedla Adiraju
Telangana Warangal (SC) Dommati Sambaiah
Telangana Zahirabad K Madan Mohan Rao

First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 09:07 IST
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