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BJP names first list of 195 candidates for Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi to contest from Varanasi 
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BJP names first list of 195 candidates for Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi to contest from Varanasi 

| @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2024, 07:03 pm

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday unveiled its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Indian PM Narendra Modi will contest the poll from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi seat.

This is the third time the PM will be contesting the polls from the politically crucial seat.

He had registered back-to-back victories from the seat in 2014 and then in 2019.

Announcing the names of candidates,  party general secretary Vinod Tawde said: "PM Modi will fight from Varanasi. The list also includes details regarding 34 Central Ministers and MoSs. It also includes the name of Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla and 2 former CMs as well."

"28 of these candidates are women. 47 candidates are under the age of 50. The list also has 27 SC candidates and 18 ST candidates. We're fielding 57 OBC candidates out of these 195," he said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been fielded from Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat.

PM Narendra Modi and his BJP are eyeing to return to power for a record third consecutive term.

It will facing the challenge of Congress-led INDIA opposition for the first time in the general polls.

Modi has already set a target of 370 seats in the polls.

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