Lok Sabha 2024: PM Modi To Contest From Varanasi, BJP Unveils First List of Candidates; No Decision On Candidates In Maharashtra

Tikam Shekhawat & Mubarak Ansari

New Delhi/Pune, 2nd March 2024: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a significant stride in its preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by releasing the first list of candidates.

In a press conference held at the BJP headquarters, party leaders disclosed the names of candidates for 195 constituencies spread across 16 states and two union territories.

The announcement included a noteworthy revelation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to contest the elections from Varanasi, a constituency he has represented in the past. The decision was revealed during a comprehensive briefing by the party leader, who shared insights from the Central Election Committee meeting held on February 29.

During the committee meeting, which saw the participation of key political figures, including Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President JP Nadda, and Chief Ministers along with Deputy Chief Ministers from BJP-ruled states, extensive deliberations took place regarding the selection of candidates.

The BJP’s strategic move to release the first list provides a glimpse into the party’s election strategy and candidate selection process. As the political landscape begins to intensify in the run-up to the elections, the party’s focus on key constituencies and prominent leaders reflects a calculated approach to secure a strong position in the Lok Sabha.

This announcement comes amid heightened anticipation in political circles, as parties gear up for what promises to be a closely watched electoral battle. With the release of candidate names and the confirmation of Prime Minister Modi’s candidacy in Varanasi, the BJP has set the stage for an engaging and closely monitored election season.

As the electoral drama unfolds, stay tuned for further updates on candidate announcements, campaign strategies, and the evolving political dynamics in the lead-up to the Lok Sabha elections.