BJP releases 2nd LS candidates list

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BJP-candidates-for-lok-sabhNew Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for the coming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. The Central Election Committee has cleared 52 candidates, including 20 from Karnataka.

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, an accused in the illegal mining scam, selected from Shimoga constituency. Former state chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda gets ticket from Bangalore north and Ananth Kumar from Bangaore south. The party, however, did not name candidate from Bellary seat.

The announcement was made after the party’s Central Elections Committee meeting in Delhi to finalise the nominations. The meeting was attended by all top party leaders including Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh.

Senior BJP leader LK Advani said there has to be due consideration and consultation before including new people in the list.

The party will release its third list of Lok Sabha candidates on March 13.

List of the candidates:

Karnataka

Ramesh V. Katti: Chikkodi

Suresh C Angadi: Belgaum

PC Gaddigoudar: Bagalkot

Ramesh C. Jigajinagi: Bijapur (SC)

Revu Naik Belamgi: Gulbarga (SC)

K Sivanagouda Naik: Raichur (ST)

Sanganna A Karadi: Koppal

Shivkumari C Udasi: Haveri

Prahlad Joshi: Dharwad

Ananth Kumar Hegde: Uttara Kannada

GM Siddeswara: Davanagere

BS Yeddyurappa: Shimoga

Nalin Kumar Katil: Dakshina Kannada

Janardhana Swamy: Chitradurga (SC)

AR Krishna Murthy: Chamarajanagar (SC)

P Muniraja Gowda: Bangalore Rural

DV Sadananda Gowda: Bangalore North

PC Mohan: Bangalore central

Ananth Kumar: Bangalore South

BN Bachhegouda: Chikkballapur

West Bengal

Nimu Bhowmick: Raiganj

Susanta Ranjan Pal: Baharampur

KD Biswas: Bangaon (SC)

RK Handa: Barrackpore

Samik Bhattacharya: Basirhat

Chandan Mitra: Hooghly

Madhusudhan Bag: Arambagh (SC)

Badsah Alam: Tamluk

Md Alam: Ghatal

Bikash Mudi: Jhargram (ST)

Prabhakar Tiwari: Medinipur

Dr. Jayanta Mondal: Bishnupur (SC)

Santosh Roy: Bardhaman Purba (SC)

Deboshree Chowdhury: Burdwan, Durgapur

Babul Supriya: Asansol

Kamini Mohan Sarkar: Bolpur (SC)

Joy Banerjee: Birbhum

Assam

Bijoya Chakrabaorty: Guwahati

Kerala

O Rajagopal: Thiruvananthapuram

K Surendran: Kasaragod

AN Radhakrishnan: Ernakulam

Odisha

Subash Chauhan: Bargarh

Dr. Nepol Raghu Murmu: Mayurbhanj (ST)

Pratap Sarangi: Balasore

Pradeep Nayak: Kalahandi

Shibashankar Ulka: Koraput (ST)

Tripura

Sudhindra Ch. Dasgupta: Tripura West

Parikshit Debbarma: Tripura East (ST)