The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) would release its second list of candidates for the upcoming elections in Telangana before Diwali, a party leader said on Tuesday. The list, expected to comprise 30-40 seats, would be released "certainly before Diwali (on November 7)", BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said.
The party had released its first list of 38 nominees on October 20.
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There are a total 119 assembly seats in the state.
The Gazette notification for the elections will be issued on November 12 and the last date of nominations is November 19, as per the schedule released by the Election Commission.
Rao said the manifesto for the polls was likely to be released in the second week of November. The draft would be ready by the first weekend.
For the manifesto, the BJP proposed regulation of liquor sale in the state, free transport to those taking up 'Deeksha' (religious code of behaviour) for visiting temples, including Sabarimala and total waiver of tax on petrol and diesel.
BJP President Amit Shah had kicked off the party's campaign for Telangana polls in September at a public meeting at Mahabubnagar and had addressed another meeting earlier this month at Karimnagar.
Telangana goes to polls on December 7 and the votes will be counted on December 11.
(With PTI inputs)