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Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP Releases First List of 70 Candidates

Ahmedabad,Nov 18(TheFastMail):- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  released its first list of 70 candidates for the upcoming elections to the 182-member Gujarat Legislative Assembly. The polls are to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.

Among list are Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel. Rupani will again contest from Rajkot West in Saurashtra and Deputy CM Patel has been fielded from the Mehsana seat. Meanwhile, Gujarat state unit President of the BJP Jitu Vaghani has also been repeated as the BJP candidate from the Bhavnagar West seat.


The BJP has denominated 50 of its MLAs, including the CM, the Deputy CM and state health minister Shankar Chaudhary. Two MLAs, Varsha Doshi of Wadhwan and Nalin Kotadiya of Dhari, were dropped from the BJP list. The seat of BJP MLA Bavku Udhad, who is the sitting MLA from the Lathi constituency, has been changed to Amreli.


The BJP has also given tickets to five rebel Congress.All had quit congress and joined the BJP earlier.They  are Raghavji Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Ramsinh Parmar, Mansinh Chauhan and C K Raolji. 

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