Ending days of speculation and just few days ahead of the March 25 , filing of nomination deadline, BJP has finally released its first for 184 seats.
It is more or less on expected lines . Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest form Varanasi, Rajnath Singh from Lucknow, Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur.
BJP president Amit Sham will contest from Gandhinagar the seat held by BJP patriarch L K Advani since 1998. Advani won the Lok Sabha seat six times and has been credited with crafting the BJP’s rise in the late 80s, from just two seats in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections.
Smriti Irani will take on Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. New BJP leader Jay Panda will contest from Kendrapada.
Kiren Rijiju who will contest from Arunachal West