The BJP on Saturday released its second list of 36 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls. With this, the party has announced 106 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
In the list, there are 13 ST candidates and two SC candidates. On Friday, the party had released its first list of 70 candidates to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
The party has named Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani as its candidate from Rajkot West. Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel will contest from Mahesana and state party president Jitubhai Vaghani from Bhavnagar West.
Of the 70, 15 are Patels, 18 OBCs, three SCs and 11 STs. The names were finalised by BJP's Central Election Committee, which met on Wednesday.
The meeting, chaired by BJP president Amit Shah, was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj among others, party leaders said.
In pictures: BJP Central Election Committee meeting for Gujarat assembly elections at BJP HQ, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/mHwXEp0CUS— BJP (@BJP4India) November 15, 2017