BJP Releases Second List Of Candidates For Gujarat Polls

NEW DELHI: The BJP today released its second list of 36 candidates for the next month’s Gujarat assembly polls.
According to sources, there were 19 new faces while seven sitting MLAs were dropped. Most candidates in the list were those who had lost in the last assembly elections.
There are 13 ST candidates and two SC candidates in the list.
The party has announced 106 candidates so far for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
Yesterday, the party had announced 70 candidates, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and state party chief Jitu Vaghani.
Of the 70, 15 are Patels, 18 OBCs, three SCs and 11 STs.
Five Congress rebels also figured in the list.
Gujarat will vote on December 9 and 14. The first phase will cover 89 constituencies in 19 districts, and the second phase 93 seats in 14 districts.