Gujarat Elections 2022: The BJP on Thursday announced the candidates' list for the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022. Chief Minsiter Bhupendra Bhai Patel to contest the elections from Ghatlodiya constituency. The party named its candidates for 84 of the 89 seats which will go to the polls in the first phase on December 1 and 76 of 93 candidates going to the polls in the second phase on December 5.
BJP's candidates list for Gujarat Elections 2022 | Updates
- Ghatlodiya - Chief Minsiter Bhupendra Bhai Patel
- Majura - Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi
- Morbi - Kantilal Amratiya
- Viramgam - Hardik Patel
- Varachha - Kumar Kanani
- Jamnagar North constituency - Cricketer Ravindrasinh jadeja's wife Rivaba Jadeja
- Abdasa - Pradyumansinh Mahipatsinh Jadeja
- Mandvi - Anirudhh Bhailal Dave
- Bhuj - Shrikeshavlal Shivdasbhai Patel (Keshubhai)
- Anjar - Trikambhai Bijalbhai Chhanga
- Gandhidham (SC) - Maltiben Kishorbhai Maheshvari
- Rapar - Virendrasinh Bahadur Singh Jadega
- Dasada (SC) - Parshottambhai Khngarbhai Parmar
- Limbdi - Kiritsinh Jitubha Rana
- Wadhwan - Jignaben Sanjaybhai Pandya
- Chotila - Shamjibhai Bhimjibhai Chauhan
- Dhrangadhra - Prakashbhai Purshottambhai Varmora
- Tankara - Durlabhjibhai Harkhjibhai Dethariya
- Wankaner - Jitendrabhai Kantilal Somani
- Rajkot East - Udhaykumar Prabhatbhai Kangad
- Rajkot West - Dr Darshita Paras Shah
- Rajkot South - Rameshbhai Virajibhai Tilara
- Raikot Rural (SC) - Bhanuben Manoharbhai Jasdan -
- Jasdan - Kunwarjibhai Mohanbhai
- Gondal - Gitaba Jayrajsinh Jadeja
- Jetpur - Jayeshbhai Vithalbhai Radadiya
- Kalavad (SC) - Meghajibhai Amrabhai Chavda
- Jamnagar Rural - Raghvajibhai Hansrajbhai Patel
- Jamnagar North - Rivaba Ravindrasinh Jadeia
- Jamnagar South - Divyesh Ranchhodbhai Akbari
- Jamjodhpur - Chimanbhai Dharmshibhai
- Dwarka - Pabubha Viramabha Manek
- Porbandar - Babubhai Bhimabhai Bokheriya
- Manavadar - Javaharbhai Pethaljibhai Chavda
- Junagadh - Sanjaybhai Krushnadas Koradia
- Visavadar - Harshadbhai Madhavjibhai Ribadiya
- Keshod - Devabhai Punjabhai Malam
Names of Hardik Patel, the face of Patidar agitation in the 2017 assembly polls who later quit the Congress to join the BJP, and Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, figure on the list.
While Hardik Patel will contest from Viramgam, Rivaba Jadeja has been fielded from Jamnagar North.
Releasing the list, Union minister Bhupendra Yadav said the BJP has changed as many as 38 sitting members, claiming that most replacements have been made with the consent of the incumbents.
Union ministers Yadav and Mansukh Mandaviya were joined by Gujarat BJP president C R Patil at a press conference here as Yadav named the candidates selected by the party's Central Election Committee at its meeting on Wednesday.
Yadav said the list includes 69 sitting MLAs besides 14 women, and 13 and 24 members from the Schedules Castes and Schedules Tribes respectively.
He said a number of senior leaders from the state, including former chief minister Vijay Rupani and former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, have opted out of the contest and had written to the party leadership to this effect.
Patil expressed confidence that the BJP will break its previous record of seat tally and vote share in these polls.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other CEC members, including Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh besides party's national president J P Nadda, were in the meeting to finalise the candidates.
The BJP is hopeful of maintaining its uninterrupted winning streak in the state assembly polls since 1995.
The entry of the Aam Aadmi Party has added an extra dimension to the state's traditional bipolar elections, with the BJP's main challenger Congress hit by a fresh round of desertion by its leaders as it works to regroup.
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