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22 Sitting Ministers In BJP's First List Of Candidates: Here's Where They'll Contest The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections From

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • BJP has released its candidate list for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday where It announced the candidates for 182 seats
  • The list includes the names of 22 current Union Ministers
  • These include PM Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Roads Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, I&B and Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, MoS External Affairs General VK Singh, and others

BJP has released its candidate list for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday where It announced the candidates for 182 seats.

The list includes the names of 22 current Union Ministers.

These include PM Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Roads Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, I&B and Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, MoS External Affairs General VK Singh, and others.

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Here are the list of 22 ministers in the candidate list:

  1. Narendra Modi  will contest from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
  2. Dr Satyapal Singh will contest from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh
  3. Dr Mahesh Sharma will contest from Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh
  4. Santosh Kumar Gangwar will contest from Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh
  5. Rajnath Singh will contest from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh
  6. Smriti Irani will contest from Amethi  in Uttar Pradesh
  7. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre will contest from Dhule in Maharashtra
  8. Nitin Gadkari will contes from Nagpur in Maharashtra 
  9. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir will contest from Chandrapur in Maharashtra
  10. Kirren Rijiju will contest from Arunachal East in Arunachal Pradesh
  11. Anantkumar Hegde will contest from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka
  12. DV Sadananda Gowda will contest from Bengaluru North in Karnataka
  13. Alphons Kannanthanam will contest from Ernakulam in Maharashtra
  14. Jual Oram will contest from Sundargarh in Odisha
  15. Col Rajyavardhan Rathore will contest from Jaipur Rural in Rajasthan
  16. Arjun Ram Meghwal will contest from Bikaner (SC) in Rajasthan
  17. PP Chaudhary will contest from Pali in Rajasthan
  18. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will contest from Jodhpur in Rajasthan 
  19. Pon Radhakrishnan will contest from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu
  20. Ajay Tamta will contest from Almora in Uttarakhand
  21. Babul Supriyo will contest from Asansol in West Bengal
  22. VK Singh will contest from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh

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