Updated March 2nd, 2024 at 19:59 IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah to Contest From Gandhinagar Constituency in Gujarat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced the party will be fielding Union Home Minister Amit Shah from the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat.

Reported by: Digital Desk
BJP 1st List for Lok Sabha 2024: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to contest from Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat. | Image:Republic Digital
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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced that the party will be fielding Union Home Minister Amit Shah from the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat. With the mega election for the key battle of Lok Sabha 2024 just around the corner, the BJP on Sunday released its first list of candidates who will contest from various constituencies in the upcoming the general elections. The BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) had met for more than five hours late Thursday night and deliberated on names for their first list.

The CEC members, which included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party's national president J P Nadda and Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, had discussed the probables for states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa and Uttarakhand among others to finalise the nominees. Prior to that, Shah and Nadda hat met with PM Modi at his residence to hold key consultations.

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PM Modi has set a target for the BJP to win at least 370 seats on its own in this Lok Sabha election and more than 400 for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The Election Commission is expected to announce the poll schedule later this month and the elections are likely to be held between April and May.

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The BJP had won 303 seats in 2019 polls but currently it has 290 members in Lok Sabha.

 

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Published March 2nd, 2024 at 18:56 IST