BJP Lok Sabha candidates: Former CMs Manohar Lal Khattar, Basavaraj Bommai and TS Rawat feature in 2nd list

BJP candidate list for Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The BJP released its second list of candidates, featured 72 names, on Wednesday.

Akriti Anand
Updated13 Mar 2024, 08:30 PM IST
BJP candidate list 2024: (L-R) Former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
BJP candidate list 2024: (L-R) Former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and former Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) second list of 72 candidates featured names of former Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

The BJP fielded Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal Lok Sabha seat,  Trivendra Singh Rawat from Uttarakhand's Haridwar and Basavaraj Bommai from Haveri in Karnataka. 

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Khattar had become the Chief Minister of Haryana after being elected from the Karnal Assembly constituency in the 2014 assembly elections. He was recently replaced by nayab Singh Saini. Manohar Lal Khattar was recently replaced by Nayab Singh Saini as the Haryana Chief Minister. Khattar was the chief of the state for two years, since 2014. 

ALSO READ: What Nayab Singh Saini brings to the table for BJP in Haryana ahead of Lok Sabha elections, assembly polls 2024

Basavaraj Bommai was ousted as Karnataka Chief Minister after the Congress rose to power in the state in the 2023 assembly elections. He served as the state's chief minister from July 2021 to May 2023. Siddaramaiah took over as the Karnataka CM last year. 

Bommai was elected three times, since 2008, to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Shiggaon constituency. He will now contest the Haveri seat, which is currently represented by Shivkumar Udasi.

TS Rawat was the chief minister of Uttarakhand From March 2017 to March 2021. He had resigned as the CM in 2021 after reports claimed that a section of state leaders were miffed with Rawat's leadership and were of the view that the party's electoral prospects under him may not be very bright.

Other names in BJP's second list of candidates included that of Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Anurag Thakur and Piyush Goyal and Karnataka BJP leader Tejaswi Surya.

The BJP also declared state general secretaries Harsh Malhotra and Yogendra Chandolia as the candidates of East Delhi and North West Delhi (reserved) seats, respectively for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP had released it first list of candidates, featuring names of 195 leaders, on March 2. Meanwhile, the Congress has so far released two candidate lists.

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First Published:13 Mar 2024, 08:30 PM IST
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