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BJP releases second list of candidates for Rajasthan elections

While the Congress is yet to come out with its first list, the BJP’s promptness has made the candidates and workers happy. Though dissidence among some senior leaders is not being ruled out as the second list didn’t have the names of many sitting MLAs.

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November 16, 2018 4:45 pm
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Raje meets Amit Shah in Delhi.

Jaipur: The BJP has released the second list of candidates for the Rajasthan assembly elections 2018. The names of 31 more candidates who will contest the elections on BJP tickets were released on Wednesday evening.

Read also: Rajasthan assembly elections: BJP comes out with first list of 131 candidates

While the Congress is yet to come out with its first list, the BJP’s promptness has made the candidates and workers happy. Though dissidence among some senior leaders is not being ruled out as the second list didn’t have the names of many sitting MLAs.

Read also: Rajasthan: BJP leaders meet in Delhi to discuss list of candidates

Yunus Khan’s name figured on the second list. Here is the complete list of BJP candidates and who got tickets:

Vinita Ahuja – Sri Ganganagar

Santosh Baori – Anupgarh

Gurdeep Singh Shahpini – Sangaria

Gopal Joshi – Bikaner West

Tarachand Saraswat – Sridungargarh

Biharilal Bishnoi – Nokha

Abhinesh Maharshi – Ratangarh

Ratan Jaldhari – Sikar

Dudu – Dr Premchand Bairwa

Rajpal Singh Shekhawat – Jhotwara

Kalicharan Saraf – Malviya Nagar

Kailash Varma – Bagaru

Kanhaiyalala Meena – Bassi

Ramotar Bairwa – Chaksu

Sukhwant Singh – Ramgarh

Babulal Manager – Kathumar

Chhitaria Jatav – Baseri

Ashok Sharma – Rajakhera

Manju Kherwal – Hindaun

Vikram Bansiwal – Sikarai

Sangsingh Bhati – Jaisalmer

Pratap Puri  – Pokaran

Khuman Singh – Shiv

Aduram Meghwal – Chauhtan

Akhadu Mahira – Banswara

Arjun Jeenagar – Kapasan

Mahesh Pratap Singh – Nathdwara

Gopichand Meena – Jahazpur

Chandrakanta Meghwal – Keshavrai Patan

Kalulal Meghwal – Dag

The party had earlier released the names of 131 candidates.

Some sitting MLAs, prominent leaders and ministers who didn’t get tickets include Babulal Varma (Kaishavraipatan), Rajkumar Rinwa (Ratangarh), Dhan Singh Rawat (Banswara), Jeetmal Khant (Gadhi), Gyandev Ahuja (Ramgarh), Laxminarayan Bairwa (Chaksu), Rajkumari (Hindaun), Mangla Ram (Kathumar), Rani Silotia (Baseri), Chhotu Singh Bhati (Jaisalmer), Shaitan Singh (Pokhran), Shimla Bawari (Anupgarh) and Krisha Kadawa (Sangaria).

The core group committee of the BJP had conducted a meeting in Delhi to discuss the panel of candidates for the party’s second list.

The meeting was held at Prakash Javadekar’s residence in Delhi. Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje reached Delhi on Wednesday morning to attend the meeting. Several ministers were present in the meeting to decide the names of the rest of the 69 candidates. The leaders also met BJP national president Amit Shah.

First published: November 14, 2018
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