The BJP has released its second and third list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls containing 37 names in total, which included 23 nominees for Andhra Pradesh where polling will be held in the first phase on 11 April. However, the second list, with the candidate for the Daman and Diu seat, contained only one name.
The list announced late on Friday night also contained names of six candidates for Maharashtra and five for Odisha. Also, one candidate each for Assam and Meghalaya has been announced in the list. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.
The BJP central election committee met on Friday to finalise the party's candidates in several states for the Lok Sabha elections with its top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, taking part in the meeting. The states, where the party's nominees for the polls were discussed, included Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat and Goa.
The party has decided to renominate Union minister Shripad Yesso Naik from North Goa parliamentary constituency, a senior party leader said.
On Thursday, the ruling party released its first list of 184 candidates, which included Modi and several other senior BJP leaders. BJP president Amit Shah replaced party stalwart LK Advani for the Gandhinagar constituency.
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Updated Date: Mar 23, 2019 08:56:29 IST