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Surprise ends in Pauri seat as BJP announces former party president as candidate

Tirath was in the race for BJP candidature from the Pauri seat, which encompasses Kedarnath, the reconstruction of which has been one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet projects.

BJP banks on most of its sitting MPs in first list of candidates for Rajasthan

Of the 16 candidates, 14 are incumbent MPs who have been fielded once again from their respected constituencies. The lone sitting MP dropped is Jhunjhunu MP Santosh Ahlawat — the only woman parliamentarian from Rajasthan.

NCP says no formal alliance with MNS

Thackeray had earlier declared that he would not field any candidates in the Lok Sabha election but urged party workers to campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

Lok Sabha elections: Swabhimani Paksha looks to field consensus candidate in Sangli

Paksha, the political wing of the farmer’s outfit Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, has been insisting on contesting two seats to be a part of the Opposition grand alliance.

BJP first list: Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Amit Shah gets Advani’s Gandhinagar seat

Advani has won the Gandhinagar six times seat since 1991 except in 1996 when former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee represented the seat. The seat has always been represented by a high profile candidate from the BJP.

BJP’s first list of candidates for Lok Sabha Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Varanasi, the seat he represents in Parliament, and BJP president Amit Shah will fight from Gandhinagar in place of veteran leader L K Advani.

Ram Gopal Yadav: Pulwama attack a conspiracy to fetch votes

Yadav said at Etawah, “Paramilitary forces are very upset with this government. Jawans were killed to increase votes."

Lok Sabha polls: Amit Shah replaces Advani to contest from Gandhinagar seat

The Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat was won by L K Advani six times since 1991, barring the 1996 Lok Sabha polls.

In first list for Chhattisgarh, five picks from BJP; two new candidates

Among the seats the BJP is yet to announce is Raipur, where the sitting MP is former Union Minister and eight time running MP Ramesh Bais.

Pratima Bhowmik erroneously listed as BJP candidate for Tripura (E) seat, revised

Pratima Bhowmik was named candidate for East Tripura constituency. The error was rectified immediately and a revised list was issued.

Lok Sabha polls: Smriti Irani to again take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi

Irani had lost to Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls but was seen to have put up a spirited fight.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress attacks PM Modi, says ‘Bada Modi snoozed, Chhota Modi escaped’

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 LIVE: Earlier, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said that nearly 1 crore youths lost their jobs in 2018 alone under the Modi government and appealed people to fight an ideological battle against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.