Curated By: Saurabh Verma
Last Updated: August 17, 2023, 16:21 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of candidates for Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.
Tickets of 21 candidates have been confirmed in the first list for Chhattisgarh polls while 39 candidates made it to the first list for Madhya Pradesh election.
In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP pitted Sarla Vijendra Rawat from Sabalgarh, Priyanka Meena from Chachoura and Surendra Singh Gaharwar from Chitrakoot among others.
In Chhattisgarh, Bhulan Singh Maravi is contesting from Premnagar, Mahesh Sahu from Kharsia and Rohit Sahu from Rajim.
The list of candidates was released a day after the BJP held its first Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting in Delhi’s party headquarters to “discuss names”.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, and Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, among others.
Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Rajya Sabha member Om Mathur—who are in charge of Chhattisgarh for the party—were also present along with party’s in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Bhupender Yadav and Ashwini Vaishnav.
Senior BJP leader and former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also in attendance.