The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released their first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram, late on Saturday, 20 October.
The party released its first list of 77 candidates for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, fielding Chief Minister Raman Singh from the Rajnandgaon seat. After a meeting of the BJP’s Chief Election Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, Health Minister JP Nadda announced that the party had decided the first list of candidates.
The names of candidates for 77 seats in Chhattisgarh, 38 seats out of 119 in Telangana, and 13 seats in Mizoram, were also announced by Nadda.
Among the 77 candidates announced out of a total of 90 Assembly segments in Chhattisgarh, 14 are women candidates and 14 sitting MLAs have been replaced with new names, Union Minister JP Nadda said.
Among those fielded by the BJP include former IAS officer OP Chaudhary and tribal leader Ramdayal Uike, who recently left the Congress and joined the BJP.
Chhattisgarh will go to polls in two phases on 12 November and 20 November. The votes will be counted on 11 December.
Telangana & Mizoram
This is the first list of candidates for the Telangana and Mizoram Assembly elections released by the party.
Nadda asserted that 38 out of 119 candidates for the Telangana Assembly elections have been decided, and that 13 candidates for Mizoram had been decided.
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