BJP releases list of 36 candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Odisha. Girish Bapat to contest from Pune (Maharashtra), Sambit Patra to contest from Puri, Odisha.
Earlier, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi again and the party’s national president Amit Shah has replaced veteran leader LK Advani in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will contest from Lucknow and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will contest from Nagpur as expected. Union Minister Smriti Irani will take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi again.
Lok Sabha polls, to be held in seven phases across the country, begin April 11 and the counting of the votes will be held on May 23.
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