The Bharatiya Janata Party announced a total of 177 candidates on Sunday for the assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
The party has named 123 candidates for Andhra Pradesh where assembly elections are set to be held on April 11 along with the Lok Sabha elections. It has also announced a list of 54 candidates for Arunachal Pradesh which is going to polls on the same date.
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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been fielded from Mukto constituency. In Andhra Pradesh, the two main challengers for power are Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP and Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress with the BJP hoping to improve its tally.
The BJP came to power in Arunachal Pradesh after a majority of Congress MLAs deserted the party to ally with it and later joined it.
The names were finalised in a BJP Central Election Committee meeting held yesterday. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and all the other members.