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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: BJP releases second list of 31 candidates

In the last elections in 2013, the saffron party had won a majority.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 14, 2018 21:24 IST ]
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released the second list of 31 candidates for the poll-bound Rajasthan.

In the second list, the party dropped 13 MLAs and three ministers (Babu Lal Verma, Rajkumar and Dhan Singh Rawat). The saffron party also repeated seven of its MLAs.

25 new faces are also introduced in the list.

On Sunday night the saffron party released the first list. 

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Speaker Kailash Meghwal, state ministers and senior party leaders have been included in the BJP's first list of 131 out of the total 200 candidates for the December 7 Assembly polls.

In the first list, the party retained 85 sitting MLAs and dropped 26 MLAs, including two ministers and one of two Muslim MLAs, while there is no change in the constituencies of 85 MLAs who have been retained.

Ministers Rajendra Rathore, Gulab Chand Kataria, Vasudev Devnani, Srichand Kriplani, Kiran Maheshwari Anita Bhadel, Ajay Singh, Krishnendra Kaur, Gajendra Singh and Prabhu Lal Saini have made it to the list. 

The saffron party has also given tickets to family members of a few sitting MLAs and other leaders.

The legislative Assembly election in the state is scheduled to be held on 7 December to elect members of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. The poll will be held in a single phase.

In the last elections in 2013, the saffron party had won a majority.

(With inputs from agencies)

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