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BJP candidate list 2 highlights: Around 25 sitting MPs replaced with new faces | Check full list here

BJP's 2nd candidate list 2024 highlights: Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been fielded from Mumbai North, while former Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has been fielded from Karnal.

BJP candidate list 2 highlights: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the media on the signing of the India-EFTA Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA), in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Piyush Goyal-X)Premium
BJP candidate list 2 highlights: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the media on the signing of the India-EFTA Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement (TEPA), in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Piyush Goyal-X)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released list of 72 candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 on Wednesday. Some prominent BJP leaders featured in the second list. This includes Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal, former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, former Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai. The party had released its first list of 195 candidates on March 2.

Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for latest updates on the BJP's second list of candidate for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

14 Mar 2024, 10:04:52 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Five new faces among 7 LS candidates declared by BJP in Gujarat; MoS Railway dropped

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced names of seven more candidates in Gujarat, which has 26 Lok Sabha seats, dropping five sitting MPs, including junior Railway minister Darshana Jardosh, and replacing them with new faces. On March 2, the BJP, in its first list of 195 candidates, had announced nominees for 15 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, where the saffron outfit had swept the polls in 2019.

14 Mar 2024, 09:41:00 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: ‘We will create history’, BJP MP Shankar Lalwani on his candidature from Indore in LS polls

After being picked by the Bharatiya Janata Party as its candidate from Indore for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, MP Shankar Lalwani expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I want to thank PM Modi and the central and the state leadership for giving me this opportunity again. We will create a history in Indore," he told ANI.

14 Mar 2024, 09:14:31 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: BJP fields Trivendra from Haridwar, Baluni from Garhwal; drops Pokhriyal, Tirath

The BJP's second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls announced on Wednesday included its nominees for Haridwar and Garhwal (Pauri), the two remaining parliamentary seats in Uttarakhand. Former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will contest from Haridwar and former Rajya Sabha MP and party's national media in-charge Anil Baluni from Garhwal (Pauri).

14 Mar 2024, 09:03:21 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: BJP declares candidates for 6 LS seats in Haryana, Khattar to contest from Karnal

The BJP announced its candidates for six Lok Sabha seats out of the 10 in Haryana on Wednesday, fielding former chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal and former MP Ashok Tanwar from Sirsa.

Khattar quit as the chief minister a day back as the party effected a major shake-up in the state leadership. Hours before the BJP announced his name in its second list for the Lok Sabha elections, Khattar quit as the MLA from Karnal as well.

14 Mar 2024, 08:46:04 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: BJP fields Shiv Sena MP Kalaben Delkar from Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday gave ticket to sitting Shiv Sena MP Kalaben Delkar from Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha constituency in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Delkar won the by-election for the seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidates, in 2021 on the ticket of the then undivided Shiv Sena after her husband and MP Mohan Delkar's death created a vacancy.

14 Mar 2024, 08:28:37 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, ex-CM Khattar in BJP's second list of 72 candidates for Lok Sabha polls

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Anurag Singh Thakur, and three former chief ministers, including Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar, figured in the BJP's second list of 72 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections announced on Wednesday. The ruling party dropped former Union ministers Sadananda Gowda and Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' from their seats.

Khattar and Goyal will be making their Lok Sabha poll debut from Karnal in Haryana and Mumbai North respectively. Former Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai will contest from Haveri and former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat from Haridwar.

14 Mar 2024, 08:15:48 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: BJP fields former mayors Harsh Malhotra, Yogendar Chandolia in LS polls

The BJP on Wednesday declared former mayors Harsh Malhotra and Yogendra Chandolia as the candidates from East Delhi and North West Delhi seats, respectively for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, dropping the party's sitting MPs Gautam Gambhir and Hans Raj Hans.

With this, the BJP has named candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, dropping six incumbents. The party on Wednesday announced its second list of 72 candidates for the general elections.

14 Mar 2024, 07:59:38 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Bommai thanks top BJP leaders for making him candidate for Haveri-Gadag Lok Sabha seat

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday thanked Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) top leaders for making him a candidate from Haveri-Gadag Lok Sabha constituency.

Basavaraj Bommai expressed confidence that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister for the third time.

Appreciating PM Modi, he said, "Like the people from across the country, the electorate of Haveri-Gadag wants to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister another time to make the Bharath strong."

14 Mar 2024, 07:37:56 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Who all are contesting from Tripura? 

The BJP named Maharani Kriti Singh Debbarma as its candidate from Tripura East seat, instead of incumbent Rebati Tripura.

14 Mar 2024, 07:30:35 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: List of BJP candidates contesting from Uttarakhand

The party also dropped its two-term MP and former Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank from the Haridwar seat to field former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

14 Mar 2024, 07:12:46 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Who all are contesting from Telangana? 

In Telangana, the BJP dropped its sitting MP Soyam Babu Rao to field Godam Nagesh from the Adilabad seat, which is reserved for the Scheduled Caste. The BJP fielded its chief spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni from Garhwal, instead of incumbent Tirath Singh Rawat, a former Uttarakhand chief minister.

14 Mar 2024, 07:00:49 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: List of BJP candidates from Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, the BJP replaced its sitting MPs with new faces in five Lok Sabha seats. The party named Smita Wagh as its candidate from Jalgaon, dropping its sitting MP Unmesh Bhaiyyasaheb Patil from the seat. The BJP's two-term MP from Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty was dropped to field Union Minister Piyush Goyal from the seat.

The BJP named Anup Dhorte as its candidate from Maharashtra’s Akola Lok Sabha seat, instead of Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre who is the sitting MP.

The BJP dropped its sitting MP Manoj Kishorebhai Kotak from Mumbai North East to field Mihir Kotecha from the seat. For the Beed Lok Sabha seat, the party named Pankaja Munde as its candidate, instead of her sister Pritam Gopinath Rao Munde who has been holding the seat for the last two terms.

14 Mar 2024, 06:47:48 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: List of BJP candidates in Madhya Pradesh for Lok Sabha polls

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP gave party ticket to Savitri Thakur from the Dhar seat, instead of Chhatar Singh Darbar who has been holding the seat for the last three terms. The party named Bharti Pardhi as its candidate from Balaghat seat, instead of its sitting MP Dal Singh Bisen.

14 Mar 2024, 06:36:44 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: List of BJP's new faces in Karnataka

In its second list, the BJP named five new faces for the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka. The party named Basavaraj Kyavator as its candidate from Koppal, drooping its two-term MP Sanganna Amarappa Karadi.

From Bellary in Karnataka which is reserved for the Scheduled Tribe, the BJP fielded B Sriramulu, instead of its sitting MP Y Devendrappa. The party named former Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai as its candidate from Haveri, dropping its three-term MP Shivkumar Chanabasappa Udasi from the seat.

For the Dakshina Kannada seat, the BJP named Capt Brijesh Chowta as its candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, instead of Nalin Kumar Kateel who held the seat for the last three consecutive terms.

The party dropped its two-term MP Pratap Simha to field Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar from the Mysore Lok Sabha seat. It named S Balaraj as its candidate for the Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha seat, instead of its six-term MP Srinivasa Prasad.

14 Mar 2024, 06:28:13 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: List of sitting MPs replaced with new faces in Haryana

In Haryana, the BJP dropped its sitting MP Sunita Duggal to field Ashok Tanwar from the Sirsa seat, reserved for the Scheduled Caste. Tanwar, a former Congress leader, had recently joined the BJP after quitting the Aam Aadmi Party. From the Karnal Lok Sabha seat, the BJP fielded former Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, dropping sitting MP Sanjay Bhatia. Khattar resigned as chief minister this week.

14 Mar 2024, 06:14:19 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: 5 sitting MPs replaced with new faces in Gujarat

The BJP replaced five sitting MPs with new faces in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

The party fielded Bhikhaji Dudhaji Thakore from Sabarkantha, replacing its two-term MP Dipsinh Magansinh Rathod. For Bhavnagar seat, the party named Nimuben Bambhania, dropping its two-term MP Bhartiben Dhirubhai Shiyal.

The BJP fielded Jashubhai Bhilubhai Rathwa from the Chhota Udaipur Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, instead of its sitting MP Gitaben Vajesingbhai Rathva. The party named Mukeshbhai Chandrakant Dalal as its candidate for Surat, dropping its three-term MP and Union minister Darshana Vikram Jardosh from the seat.

14 Mar 2024, 06:04:28 AM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: At least 25 sitting MPs replaced with new faces

The BJP replaced at least 25 sitting MPs with new faces as the party released its second list of 72 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday.

In Delhi, the ruling party fielded Harsh Malhotra from the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, dropping its sitting MP Gautam Gambhir, a former cricketer. For the North West Delhi constituency reserved for the Scheduled Caste, the party named Yogendra Chandolia as its candidate, dropping incumbent Hans Raj Hans, a singer.

13 Mar 2024, 10:59:31 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: It's Tharoor Vs Chandrasekhar; DK Suresh Vs  Lalitbhai Vasoya | Check key contests here 

After the BJP and the Congress released two list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls, it's now clear that Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar will fight against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, Health minister Mansukhbhai Mandaviya is up against Congress's Lalitbhai Vasoya and DK Suresh will be contesting against BJP's Manjunath in Bangalore Rural.

Tap here to know about key contests in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls

13 Mar 2024, 09:48:44 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Piyush Goyal set to make poll debut

Union Commerce minister Piyush Goyal is set to make his Lok Sabha Poll debut. The BJP released its second list of candidates with 72 names and fielded Piyush Goyal from Mumbai North. Tap here for details

13 Mar 2024, 09:07:21 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Manohar Lal Khattar fielded from Karnal Lok Sabha seat

Former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been fielded from Karnal Lok Sabha seat.  He had become the first Chief Minister of Haryana after being elected from the Karnal Assembly constituency in the Assembly elections in 2014. He was recently replaced by Nayab Singh Saini as the CM.

13 Mar 2024, 08:50:34 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Rao Inderjeet Singh to contest from Gurgaon; Check other candidates

Ashok Tanwar: Sirsa

Rao Inderjeet Singh: Gurgaon

Nitin Gadkari: Nagpur

Anil Baluni Garwal

TS Rawat: Hardwar

Yogendra Chandolia: North West Delhi

Tejaswi Surya: Bangalore South

Basavraj Bommai: Haveri

Harsh Malhotra: East Delhi

Prahlad Joshi: Dharwad

Piyush Goyal: Mumbai North

Anurag Thakur: Hamirpur

Manohar Lal Khattar: Karnal

Basavaraj Bommai: Haveri

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Wadiyar: Mysore

13 Mar 2024, 08:35:14 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Harsh Malhotra, candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha, thanks Delhi BJP chief

On his candidature from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, BJP leader Harsh Malhotra said, "I want to thank Delhi BJP chief Virendra Sachdeva for giving a chance to a worker. I will live up to his expectations. There is no competition as to when we will talk about the works of PM Modi, people will support us..."

13 Mar 2024, 08:24:37 PM IST

BJP releases 2nd candidate list of 72 candidates: Check full list here

Anurag Thakur, Piyush Goyal, Manohar Lal Khattar and Anil Baluni were among 72 candidates declared by the BJP in its second list on Wednesday. Tap here for full list of candidates.

13 Mar 2024, 08:12:45 PM IST

BJP's 2nd candidate list LIVE: Union Minister Piyush Goyal fielded from Mumbai North

Union Minister Piyush Goyal will contest the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 from the Mumbai North seat.

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