Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BJP releases first list of 195 candidates, PM Modi to contest from Varanasi


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the first list of candidates ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 today (March 2).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again contest from Varanasi. BJP addressed the presser at the party headquarters in the national capital on Saturday.

PM Modi to contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, announced BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde today.

BJP repeats Kiren Rijiju, Tapir Gao from two Arunachal Pradesh seats for Lok Sabha polls. Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj to contest from New Delhi constituency. 

Amit Shah to contest from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar again. 

BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde said, “Under the leadership of PM Modi various public interest decisions have been taken in the last 10 years. This time the Sankalp should be BJP 370 and NDA 400 ‘par'”. 

Here is the full list of BJP candidates: 

  • Amit Shah from Gandhinagar
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar from Thiruvananthapuram
  • Geeta Koda from Singhbhum
  • Vijay Baghel from Durg
  • Brijmohan Agrawal from Raipur
  • Pravin Khandelwal from Chandni Chowk
  • Bansuri Swaraj from New Delhi
  • CR Patil from Navsari
  • Dr Jitendra Singh from Udhampur
  • Manish Jaiswal from Hazaribagh
  • Arjun Munda from Khunti
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan from Vidisha
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal from Bikaner
  • Bhupendra Yadav from Alwar
  • Jyoti Mirdha to contest from Nagaur
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Jodhpur
  • CP Joshi from Chittorgarh
  • Dushyant Singh from Jhalawar-Baran (Vasundhara Raje’s son)
  • Om Birla from Kota 
  • Etela Rajender from Malkajgiri
  • Sarbananda Sonowal from Dibrugarh
  • Former CM Biplab Kumar Deb to contest from Tripura West 
  • Dr Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida)
  • Hema Malini from Mathura
  • Ajay Mishra Teni from Kheri
  • Sakshi Maharaj from Unnao
  • Rajnath Singh from Lucknow
  • Smriti Zubin Irani from Amethi

“In the recent past, names have come to the Center after the opinion poll in the state, after discussion on which, 195 seats out of 16 states and two union territories were finalized in the last Central Election Committee meeting,” said Vinod Tawade.