Lok Sabha Elections: BJP Drops Varun Gandhi, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey, ex-Army Chief VK Singh From Candidate List

Lok Sabha Elections: BJP Drops Varun Gandhi, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey, ex-Army Chief VK Singh From Candidate List

Last Updated: March 25, 2024, 00:25 IST

Union Minister Ashwini Choubey (R) has been dropped from Bihar’s Buxar, Varun Gandhi from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit. (File Image/PTI)

Some big names that have been dropped from BJP’s candidate list for the Lok Sabha polls include Union Minister Ashwini Choubey dropped from Bihar’s Buxar, Varun Gandhi from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit and ex-Army chief general VK Singh from Ghaziabad

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) released its fifth list of 111 candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh. Some big names that have been dropped from BJP’s candidate list for the Lok Sabha polls include Union Minister Ashwini Choubey from Bihar’s Buxar, Varun Gandhi from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit and ex-Army chief general VK Singh from Ghaziabad.

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List of BJP Leaders Dropped From Candidate List for Lok Sabha Polls-

  • Varun Gandhi has been dropped from the Pilibhit seat. Jitin Prasada will now contest from the constituency.
  • Rajendra Agarwal has been dropped from Meerut and Arun Govil, who is popular for portraying the character of Lord Ram in Ramayan, has been fielded from the constituency.
  • Other leaders who have been dropped in Uttar Pradesh include Sanghmitra Maurya from Badaun, Rajveer Diler from Hathras, and Santosh Gangwar from Bareli.
  • Satyadev Pachauri has been dropped from Kanpur and Ramesh Awasthi will contest the seat.
  • Union Minister Ashwini Choubey has been dropped from Buxar and Mithilesh Tiwari has been pitted from the seat.
  • Sitting MPs from Chikkaballapur and Belagavi, Bache Gowda and Suresh Angadi, respectively, have also been dropped. L Sudhakar has been fielded from Chikkaballapur and Jagadish Shettar from Belagavi.
  • Anant Kumar Hegde has been dropped from Uttar Kannada.

BJP’s fifth list also saw some electoral debuts including that of actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been fielded from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi and Arun Govil from Meerut.

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