Lok Sabha elections | Murli Manohar Joshi not in BJP list of 39 candidates, seats swapped for Maneka and Varun Gandhi

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Updated: March 26, 2019 10:29:54 PM

Lok Sabha election 2019: Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of helping those who had black money. He said those lifted from poverty by UPA govt were again made poor under Modi's leadership.

The BJP has denied a ticket to the party veteran from Kanpur, a seat he won after vacating Varanasi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)Lok Sabha Election: The BJP has denied a ticket to the party veteran from Kanpur, a seat he won after vacating Varanasi for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party has also exchanged the seats of Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi. Maneka Gandhi will contest from Sultanpur and Varun Gandhi will fight from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier in the day, BJP President Amit Shah asked the opposition to tell the people their prime ministerial candidate. The BJP chief in a rally said: “We have Modi. Who do you have as your PM candidate.”

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor and former Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Prada on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jaya Prada represented the Rampur Lok Sabha seat for 10 years between 2004 and 2014 in the Lower House. She was also a Rajya Sabha MP between 1996 and 2002.

Earlier today, the BJP released its list of 40 star campaigners for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti are among others to feature in the list.

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