The BJP on Saturday released a new list of 24 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list includes names for Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
The party has fielded Natthan Shah from Chhindwara Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh against Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath.
Kesari Patel is the party candidate from Phulpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In the by-elections held in March last year, the party had lost the constituency of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya.
BJP releases list of 24 candidates for #LokSabhaElections2019, 2 candidates for Odisha Legislative Assembly Elections & 2 candidates for by-election to the Legislative Assembly for Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) & Nighasan (Uttar Pradesh). pic.twitter.com/tpn1DeNLJ2— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2019
With this, the party has so far announced 407 candidates.
The BJP has renominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi and fielded Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
The seven-phase Lok Sabha polls will begin on April 11 and continue till May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.