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BJP releases first list of LS candidates

BJP releases first list of LS candidatesThe Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for the forthcoming Lok sabha elections, fielding its Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

The list also included the names of five other candidates — Navjot Singh Sidhu (Amritsar), Vinod Khanna (Gurdaspur), Shripad Y Naik (Panaji), Anurag Thakur (Hamirpur) and T P S Rawat (Pauri).

The decision was taken at the meeting of Central Election Committee (CEC) in New Delhi today. The CEC, chaired by party president Rajnath Singh, was followed by a meeting of the Central Election Management Committee and the party’s core group.

The meetings were attended by party’s senior leaders L K Advani, Venkaiah Naidu, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vinay Katiyar, Anant Kumar and Sushma Swaraj among others.

The party plans to announce all seats by the end of August .

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