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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.

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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