Rajasthan polls: BJP releases first list of 131 candidates; Vasundhara Raje files nomination from Jhalrapatan constituency

Of the 131 candidates announced for 200 seats in Rajasthan, 25 are first timers. The BJP has given tickets to 12 women candidates.

Indo-Asian News Service November 12, 2018 15:36:36 IST
Rajasthan polls: BJP releases first list of 131 candidates; Vasundhara Raje files nomination from Jhalrapatan constituency

New Delhi: The BJP on Monday released its first list of 131 candidates for the 7 December Rajasthan Assembly polls. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will contest from her traditional Jhalrapatan seat.

Rajasthan polls BJP releases first list of 131 candidates Vasundhara Raje files nomination from Jhalrapatan constituency

File image of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. PTI

The names were released after detailed deliberations at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee that decided to field 85 outgoing MLAs, including some of heavyweights and Raje's Cabinet ministers.

Of the 131 candidates announced for 200 seats, 25 are first timers. The party has given tickets to 12 women candidates.

It has fielded Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria from Udaipur, Urban Development and Housing Minister Srichand Kripalani from Nimbaheda and Agriculture Minister Prabhulal Saini from Anta.

Panchayati Raj and Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore will contest from Churu and Social Justice and Welfare Minister Arun Chaturvedi from Civil Lines.

The BJP has fielded former state unit chief Ashok Parnami from Adarsh Nagar.

Its MP from Barmer, Colonel Sonaram Patel, will contest from Barmer Assembly constituency.

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