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BJP announces names of nine Lok Sabha candidates; Santosh Pandey to contest from Raman Singh’s home turf Rajnandgaon

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday released a list of its nine more Lok Sabha election candidates, taking the total number of names announced by it to 306.

Six candidates are for Chhattisgarh and one each for Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Telangana.

 BJP announces names of nine Lok Sabha candidates; Santosh Pandey to contest from Raman Singh’s home turf Rajnandgaon

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The party had earlier announced that none of its nine sitting Lok Sabha members from Chhattisgarh will be fielded in the polls, a move aimed at any perceived anti-incumbency they may have after the saffron party suffered a big defeat to the Congress in the assembly polls.

Putting to rest speculation on whether former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh will be fielded from his home constituency Rajnandgaon or not, the BJP named Santosh Pandey its candidate from the seat.

It has fielded Jyoti Nand Dubey from Korba, Arun Saw from Bilaspur, Vijay Baghel from Durg and Sunil Soni from Raipur in the state.

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Updated Date: Mar 24, 2019 19:08:24 IST

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