Within 24 hours of releasing its previous list of candidates, the BJP has come out with its fourth list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats have been announced.
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its fourth list of candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
A woman by the name Mahfuza Khatun, has also been given the ticket by the BJP from West Bengal's Jangipur.
Mahfuza, who left the Communist Party of India to join the BJP recently, is the first Muslim candidate announced by the BJP so far.
The party also announced six candidates from Telangana, three from Uttar Pradesh and one in Kerala.
In Telangana, the BJP announced Soyam Babu Rao from Adilabad; S Kumar from Peddaptile; Banala Laxma Reddy from Zahirabad; Bhagwant Rao from Hyderabad; B Janardhan Reddy from Chelvella and Vasudev Rao from Khammam.
In Kerala, K Surendran will contest from Pathanamthitta.
In Uttar Pradesh, Pradeep Choudhary will contest from Kairana, which the BJP had lost in the by-polls, while Yeshwant has been fielded from Nagina and Bhola Singh from Bulandshahr.
The fourth list comes within 24 hours of announcing the second and third list.
The previous list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls contained 36 names, which included 23 nominees for Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh will be going to polls in the first phase on April 11.
The list also announced the names of six candidates for Maharashtra, five for Odisha and one candidate each for Assam and Meghalaya. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.
India’s General Elections are on from April 11 through May 19 over seven phases, with counting slated for May 23.
The Congress on Friday released the seventh list of its 35 candidates for the Lok Sabha election and shifted Uttar Pradesh state unit chief Raj Babbar from Moradabad to Fatehpur Sikri, the party said in a statement.
The party has nominated Imran Pratapgarhiya from Moradabad where Mr Babbar's candidature was announced earlier.
The party fielded former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury from Khammam in Telangana.
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Last Updated Mar 23, 2019, 6:25 PM IST