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Lok Sabha Elections: BJP Announces 195 Candidates, Know List Highlights | leader


Leader Online Desk : Bharatiya Janata Party today (March 2) announced the first list for the Lok Sabha elections. Candidates from 16 states and two Union Territories have been identified in this list of 195 names. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi while Union Home Minister Amit Shah will contest from Gandhinagar. 34 Union and State Ministers are also named in this list. Apart from this, late Sushma Swaraj's daughter has also been nominated for Lok Sabha. (BJP releases first list of 195 candidates for Lok Sabha elections)

The salient features of the first list

  • Announcement of names of 195 candidates
  • Including the names of 34 Union and State Ministers
  • 28 Opportunities for Women
  • Candidates below 50 years of age 47
  • 27 Scheduled Caste Candidates
  • 18 candidates from scheduled category
  • 57 names from other backward category

State-wise declared candidates, number of candidates in brackets

Uttar Pradesh (51), West Bengal (26), Madhya Pradesh (24), Gujarat (15), Rajasthan (15), Kerala (12), Telangana (9), Assam (11), Jharkhand (11), Chhattisgarh ( 11), Delhi (11), Jammu and Kashmir (5), Uttarakhand (3) Arunachal, Goa, Tripura, Andaman-Nicobar and one each from Daman and Diu.

Veteran candidates in the first list

Varanasi – Narendra Modi, Gandhinagar – Amit Shah, Vidisha – Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Amethi – Smriti Irani, Lucknow – Rajnath Singh, Guna – Jyotiraditya Shinde, Kota – Om Birla, Jaunpur – Kripashankar Singh, Mathura – Hema Malini, Unav – Sakshi Maharaj, North Goa – Shripad Naik, Navsari – C. R. Patil, Chitodgarh – CP Joshi, Jammu – Kashmir – Jitendra Singh, Alwar – Bhupendra Yadav,

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