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BJP releases first list of 184 LS candidates; Modi to contest from Varanasi

Senior party leader J P Nadda told a press conference that the party also decided to field Home Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow and another Union minister Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur

Government Of India  |  Lok Sabha  |  Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Thursday fielded Prime Minister from constituency and its from in place of L K Advani as its announced its first list of 184 candidates for the

Senior party leader J P Nadda told a press conference that the party also decided to field Home Minister from and another Union minister from Both leaders had won from these seats in the last general election.

Union Minister has been renominated from Amethi and will take on

Union minister to fight from Arunachal East. The BJP has also renominated Union ministers V K Singh and Mahesh Shamra from Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida), respectively.

The BJP announced its candidates from many states, including Uttar Prdesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and

The BJP has finalised names of all 17 party candidates from and sent the list to the state unit which will announce it jointly with allies, Nadda said.

will begin on April 11 and continue for over a month till May 19 across seven phases, followed by counting of votes on May 23.

The polling will be held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 for 543 seats across the country in which nearly 90 crore voters would be eligible to vote.

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First Published: Thu, March 21 2019. 20:05 IST