Out of 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly, the BJP announced its candidates for 123 seats along with 54 seats of the 60 in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly
New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday announced the names of its candidates for most of the seats in the Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh Assemblies, which will go to polls along with the Lok Sabha election on April 11.
In a press release, the party has named its candidates for 123 seats in the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly and 54 seats in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, according to a statement.
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has been fielded from Mukto constituency.
In Andhra Pradesh, the two primary challengers fighting the battle are chief minister Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP and Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress with the BJP hoping to improve its tally.
That apart, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena will also play a crucial role. Pawan Kalyan recently announced his alliance with the BSP.
The BJP came to power in Arunachal Pradesh after a majority of Congress MLAs deserted the party to ally with it and later joined it.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh's sitting chief minister Pema Khandu will be fielding from Mukta, which is a tribal seat. The decision was taken on Saturday in the central election committee meeting of the BJP. But, the announcement was made public only on Sunday evening. Along with the Parliamentary election, few states like Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and other states are going for simultaneous Assembly election in April.
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Last Updated Mar 17, 2019, 7:34 PM IST