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Lok Sabha polls 2024: PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani among top candidates from UP in BJP first list

PM Narendra Modi will contest for the third time from Varanasi. Smriti Irani has once again been fielded from Amethi where she defeated Rahul Gandhi in his bastion Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Rajnath Singh will contest once again from Lucknow. Check list of candidates for UP, Uttarakhand

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 New Delhi Updated on: March 02, 2024 23:57 IST
BJP list of candidates, Lok Sabha elections 2024, PM Narendra Modi, Smriti Irani
Image Source : PTI PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani

Lok Sabha elections 2024: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday (March 2) announced the list of 195 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The party announced the most number of candidates from the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP declared 51 candidates. The party has set an ambitious target of sweeping over 75 seats out of the 80 seats in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most high-profile name in the list, who will be contesting for the third time from Varanasi. He contested from the constituency for the first time in 2014.

Some other big names who feature in the list include Union Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow, and his Cabinet colleague, Smriti Irani from Amethi.

Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sources earlier claimed that Congress may field Rahul Gandhi once again from the Amethi seat this time.

Other popular faces contesting Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket from Uttar Pradesh include former minister Mahesh Sharma (Gautam Budh Nagar), Satyapal Singh (Agra), actress-turned-politician Hema Malini (Mathura), Ravi Kishen (Gorakhpur), Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua (Azamgarh), Sanjeev Balyan (Muzaffarnagar), Ajay Mishra Teni (Lakhimpur Kheri), Mahendra Nath Pandey (Chandauli), Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (Fatehpur), Sakshi Maharaj (Unnao), among others.

Nirahua, a popular Bhojpuri actor-singer, created upheaval in Samajwadi Party's circles in 2019 elections by snatching Azamgarh, the party's bastion, while Ravi Kishen won Gorakhpur LS seat by a landslide margin.

BJP leader Ravi Kishan thanked the BJP for exuding confidence in him and said that the party will register a historic victory.

"I want to thank the top leadership wholeheartedly... The organization gave me a second chance from the hottest seat after Kashi. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire organization and Prime Minister Modi. I will maintain this trust...BJP will win 400 seats and Gorakhpur seat will create history."

Check full list of candidates from for Pradesh:

India Tv - BJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh, BJP list of candidates, Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi

Image Source : INDIA TVBJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh

India Tv - BJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh, BJP list of candidates, Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi

Image Source : INDIA TVBJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh

India Tv - BJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh, BJP list of candidates, Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi

Image Source : INDIA TVBJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh

Check full list of candidates for Uttarakhand:

India Tv - BJP list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh, BJP list of candidates, Lok Sabha elections, Uttarakhand

Image Source : INDIA TVBJP list of candidates for Uttarakhand

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