BJP 1st List: Narendra Modi from Varanasi; Amit Shah from Gandhinagar

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NF Bureau:  The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 were announced on Thursday.

A list of 184 names were announced by BJP leader J.P Nadda today.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, Amit Shah will contest polls from Gandhinagar in place of LK Advani.

Similarly, Rajnath Singh will contest from Lucknow and Nitin Gadkari likely to contest from Nagpur.

Smriti Irani will take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi again.

The polls to be held in seven phases across the country begin April 11 and the counting of the votes will be held on May 23.

Here are the prominent names that were announced in the first list

Narendra Modi – Varanasi

Amit Shah – Gandhinagar

Rajnath Singh – Lucknow

Nitin Gadkari – Nagpur

Gen VK Singh – Ghaziabad

Smriti Irani – Amethi

Satyapal Singh – Baghpat

Poonam Mahajan – Mumbai North Central

Hema Malini – Mathura

Dr. Pritam Munde – Beed

Sanjeev Balyan – Muzaffarnagar

Dr. Mahesh Sharma – Gautam Buddh Nagar

Sakshi Maharaj – Unnao

Kiren Rijiju – Arunachal East

Jitendra Singh – Udhampur

Prahlad Venkatesh Joshi – Dharwad

Sadanand Gowda – Bangalore North

KJ Alphons – Ernakulam

Arjun Ram Meghwal – Bikaner

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Jodhpur

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – Jaipur Rural

CP Radhakrishnan – Coimbatore

Dilip Ghosh – Midnapore

Babul Supriyo – Asansol

Jugal Kishore – Jammu

Sofi Yousuf – Anantnag

Khalid Jehangir – Srinagar

Kummanam Rajasekharan – Thiruvananthapuram

KJ Alphons – Ernakulam

Rahul Sinha – Kolkata North

CK Bose – Kolkata South

Subhash Bhamre – Dhule

Hansraj Ahir – Chandrapur

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