Modi and Amit Shah Likely to Feature in BJP’s First List of Candidates for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Speculation abounds regarding other potential candidates, with reports suggesting that Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia may contest from Gwalior

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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to make a significant announcement today as it prepares to unveil its first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The decision comes after the party’s Central Election Committee convened on Thursday night to finalize candidates for various constituencies across the country.

The crucial meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by party stalwarts including President J P Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, saw deliberations on candidates for key seats. Reports suggest that the first list is expected to feature 155 candidates from 17 states, including prominent leaders like Modi, Shah, and Rajnath Singh.

According to sources, Prime Minister Modi will contest from his stronghold of Varanasi, while Home Minister Shah is set to vie for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will seek re-election from Lucknow, and Smriti Irani, who famously defeated former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the previous Lok Sabha elections, will contest again from Amethi constituency.

Speculation abounds regarding other potential candidates, with reports suggesting that Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia may contest from Gwalior, while former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan could be fielded from either Bhopal or Vidisha constituency. There were also murmurs of Chouhan potentially contesting from Chhindwara against Nakul Nath.

The meeting also saw the attendance of Chief Ministers from BJP-ruled states, underscoring the party’s concerted efforts to strategize and ensure a formidable lineup for the upcoming polls. Discussions also centered around seat-sharing arrangements with alliance partners in different states, with BJP set to contest from 74 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and share the remaining six seats with allies such as Apna Dal, RLD, and others.

However, the BJP is yet to finalize its alliance partners in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Punjab, indicating ongoing negotiations and deliberations within the party ranks.

As anticipation builds ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the unveiling of the BJP’s candidate list marks a crucial milestone in the party’s electoral strategy, setting the stage for a fiercely contested electoral battle across the country.

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