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Business News/ Politics / News/  BJP 5th candidate list 2024: Kangana Ranaut to contest from Mandi for Lok Sabha elections
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BJP 5th candidate list 2024: Kangana Ranaut to contest from Mandi for Lok Sabha elections

BJP Lok Sabha candidate list: Kangana Ranaut gets ticket from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi constituency

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Actress Kangana Ranaut will contest Lok Sabha polls on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Himachal Pradesh's MandiPremium
Lok Sabha elections 2024: Actress Kangana Ranaut will contest Lok Sabha polls on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi

BJP Lok Sabha candidate list: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday nominated Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut as its Lok Sabha candidate from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi. Apart from Ranaut, the BJP finalised 111 candidates in the 5th Lok Sabha candidate list. Other names on the list are Naveen Jindal, Maneka Gandhi, etc.

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Apart from Kangana Ranaut, Ramayan fame Arun Govil was another popular name from the entertainment industry that was mentioned in the list. Arun Govil will contest the Lok Sabha elections 2024 from the Meerut Lok Sabha seat. 

About Himachal Pradesh's Mandi Lok Sabha seat

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh is the current sitting parliamentarian from Mandi Lok Sabha constituency. Singh won the last Lok Sabha byelection in 2021 from Mandi after the death of BJP's Ram Swaroop who won 2019's general election from Mandi. Recently, Pratibha Singh announced her withdrawal from Lok Sabha elections for the Mandi constituency. In her public statement, Singh said that the ground situation is “not favourable" and workers are disheartened.

Top names on BJP's 5th Candidate list

In addition to Arun Govil, and Kangana Ranaut, several big names were featured in the list.  Sitting MP Maneka Gandhi has been retained by the saffron party from Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur. However, her son Varun Gandhi was replaced by the BJP with Jitin Prasada in Pilibhit. Sita Soren will fight general elections from Dumka (Jharkhand). Kerala BJP president K Surendra will contest elections from Wayanad, the seat won by incumbent MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Union ministers R K Singh and Nityanand Rai have also been fielded from their current seats, while in Uttar Pradesh the ruling party named 13 more candidates.

Big names dropped by the BJP from the Lok Sabha candidate list

The party dropped names like Varun Gandhi, Dharmendra Pradhan, VK Singh, etc from the Lok Sabha candidate list. In addition to this, the party dropped ex-Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde from Uttara Kannada constituency.

Union Minister Anant Hegde was removed from the list after he landed into multiple controversies with his remarks. Recently, he made headlines with his controversial remarks where he asked for a big mandate for the BJP so that it could amend the Constitution.

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Published: 24 Mar 2024, 09:08 PM IST
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