Lok Sabha polls: BJP releases list of 7 candidates for UP, fields Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur

File photo: Ravi Kishan. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2019, 03.55 PM (IST)

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced a list of seven candidates for Uttar Pradesh. Actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan has been fielded from BJP-stronghold Gorakhpur, Praveen Nishad to contest from Sant Kabir Nagar. 

On Sunday. the BJP released its 20th list of Lok Sabha candidates, naming six nominees from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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Among the six candidates, Union Minister Birender Singh's son Brijendra Singh will be contesting from Hisar parliamentary constituency in Haryana.

The other candidates that the party fielded are - Arvind Sharma from Rohtak (Haryana), Jaskaur Meena from Dausa (Rajasthan), Bishnu Dutt Sharma from Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), GS Damor from Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) and Chattar Singh Darbar from Dhar (Madhya Pradesh).

The party also named Pratush Kumar Mondal as its nominee for the by-election to Uluberia Purba Assembly seat in West Bengal.

(With inputs from ANI) 


 

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On Sunday. the BJP released its 20th list of Lok Sabha candidates, naming six nominees from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.