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Last Updated: March 25, 2024, 10:04 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its fifth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha Election 2024. The list included the names of 111 candidates including actor Kangana Ranaut who got the ticket from Mandi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan from Odisha’s Sambalpur and Ramayan fame Arun Govil from Meerut.
Sita Soren who joined the saffron party a few days back will contest the polls from Dumka, whereas leaders like Maneka Gandhi will contest from Sultanpur and Agnimitra Paul will stand from Mednipur.
On the other hand, K Surendran has been fielded from Wayanad against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Former Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria joined the BJP on Sunday. The party general secretary Vinod Tawde lauded Bhadauria’s long service in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and expressed confidence that he will now contribute actively in the political field after playing an active role in the defence forces.
Meanwhile, protesting against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leader Gopal Rai on Sunday said that the opposition INDIA bloc will hold a “maha rally” at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on March 31 to “safeguard the country’s interests and democracy”.
Showing battle-readiness for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP declared its fifth candidate list on Sunday, taking its number of declared candidates to 402.
The party made some big moves like declaring 64 of the 74 seats it plans to contest in the biggest state of Uttar Pradesh, putting up star names like Kangana Ranaut from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Lord Ram’s on-screen avatar Arun Govil from Meerut, UP.  READ MORE
“I am immensely happy that the honourable prime minister, the party president and the BJP leadership, the defence minister, and state leadership… I convey my deep gratitude and it is a great moment for me that the party has selected me from Berhampur Lok Sabha seat,” said Pradeep Panigrahi, BJP candidate from Berhampur Lok Sabha seat.
“We will win all the seven seats in Delhi, and help in making Narendra Modi the prime minister for the third time,” said Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva.
Congress leaders from Goa have been summoned to Delhi by the party’s central leadership to decide on candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats in the state, a functionary said on Monday.
Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Patkar and South Goa election coordinator Altone D’Costa have been called, the functionary told PTI.
#WATCH | Tripura CM Manik Saha holds door-to-door campaign in Bamutia ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. pic.twitter.com/yNzu94vkVv
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“The ECI should appoint a special observer and police observer. The police are functioning as a cadre of the ruling party – Trinamool Congress. It’s a horrible situation, post-poll violence and panchayat election like situation has been started by the TMC goons,” says BJP leader and West Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari.
#WATCH | Odisha: Union Minister & BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur constituency along with BJP National spokesperson & party's Lok Sabha candidate from Puri constituency, Sambit Patra offer prayers at Shree Jagannath Temple, in Puri. pic.twitter.com/NxelXTNy2G
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday nominated Kerala BJP President K. Surendran to contest for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, currently held by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its fifth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections featuring some big names including Naveen Jindal from Haryana’s Kurukshetra, actress Kangana Ranaut from Himachal’s Mandi and Arun Govil from Meerut.


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