Lok Sabha polls: BJP releases Andhra, Arunachal candidates list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah during the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 17, 2019, 05.53 PM (IST)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its list of candidates for the 54 seats of Arunachal Pradesh and 123 seats of Andhra Pradesh for upcoming legislative assembly elections on Sunday.

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been fielded from Mukto constituency.

In Andhra Pradesh, the two main challengers for power are Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP and Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress with the BJP hoping to improve its tally.

BJP late Saturday held a meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, to shortlist candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

According to news agency ANI, in Saturday's meeting there was no discussion on Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 parliamentary seats.

Amit Shah is likely to meet with the core committee of the party on Sunday.

The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet again on Monday and by March 22 the party may announce the list of all candidates, sources said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet again on Monday and by March 22 the party may announce the list of all candidates, sources said.