BJP declares 36 candidates, Patra to contest from Puri

Updated on : Mar 23,2019   8:02 am

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday declared names of 36 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls with the party deciding to field its spokesperson Sambit Patra from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.

The list was declared after a marathon meeting of the Central Election Committee presided over by BJP chief Amit Shah and attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The party announced the names of 23 candidates from Andhra Pradesh, six from Maharashtra, five from Odisha and one each from Meghalaya and Assam.

--IANS

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