As elections for Indian Lok Sabha is approaching fast, parties are girdling up their loin to for the same. As a result, BJP has released the first list of 54 candidates that will contest in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, reports First Post on February 28, 2014.
The list was announced after a meeting of the BJP’s central election committee and the candidates were announced for Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, West Bengal, Manipur, Odisha, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The list includes party president Nitin Gadkari who will contest from Nagpur together with several sitting and former parliamentarians.
Some of the other prominent names in the list include former union minister Shanta Kumar, who will fight election from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh and the president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Anurag Thakur, has been retained as a candidate from Hamirpur.
In Jammu Kashmir, BJP chief Jugal Kishore Sharma will fight election from Jammu while the state spokesman will contest from Udhammpur together with other candidates that include Thunpsthan Chhweang (Ladakh), Mushtaq Ahmad Malik (Anantnag) and GM Meer (Baramulla).
BJP has declared 17 candidates from West Bengal that include state party president Rahul Sinha from Kolkata Uttar, former lawmaker Tapan Sikadar from Dum Dum and magician PC Sorcar Jr. from Barasat.
Apart from Gadkari, 17 other candidates have been declared from Maharashtra and many others from Arunachal and Odisha. To check out the complete list of BJP candidates, you can click on the link here.