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BJP releases second list of 31 candidates for Rajasthan polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday (November 14) released its second list of 31 candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections. Elections to the 200-member Assembly will be held on December 7 and votes will be counted on December 11.

In the second list, the party has dropped 14 MLAs and three ministers — Babu Lal Verma, Rajkumar and Dhan Singh Rawat.

The party has listed four new candidates who had joined the party a few days back including Ashok Sharma from Rajakheda and Mahesh Pratap Singh from Nathdwara constituency.

Two sitting ministers have been given tickets in the BJP’s second list – Kalicharan Saraf and Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat.

The second list also has four women candidates, six Scheduled Castes candidates, and three Scheduled Tribes candidates. With the new list, the party has declared candidates for 162 of the 200 seats.

The ruling party’s MP from Dausa, Harish Chandra Meena, joined the Congress earlier on Wednesday in the presence of former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot and Avinash Pande, who is in charge of the state for the party.

With today’s list, the BJP has announced 162 names for elections to the 200-member assembly.

The party had announced the first list of 131 candidates on Sunday.

The post Bjp Releases second list of 31 candidates for Rajasthan polls appeared first on APN Live.



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