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BJP releases list of 6 candidates, fields minister Birender Singh's son from Hisar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, nominating Chaudhary Birender Singh's son from in

The list has two candidates from Haryana, three from and one from

Following the announcement of his son's candidature, offered to resign from the Cabinet and Rajya Sabha as well.

With the latest names, the BJP has so far announced 413 candidates for the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls which will start on April 11 and continue till May 19.

The counting of the votes will take place on May 23.

Earlier in the day, Birender Singh, a senior BJP leader from Haryana, said he has offered to resign from the cabinet and from Rajya Sabha.

The announcement, made by the during a press conference at his official residence here, followed selection of his son Singh's name as the BJP candidate from

The senior leader said he has informed the BJP about his resignation offer, with which he wants to send across a message of anti-dynastic politics as his son has got the Lok Sabha ticket.

In 2016, he was shifted to from the Ministry of Rural Development, and Sanitation.

Singh had joined BJP in 2014 after his over four-decade association with the party.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:05 IST
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