Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: BJP announces first list of 78 candidates, CM ML Khattar to contest from Karnal

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Updated: September 30, 2019 6:37 PM

Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: The party has named former wrestler Babita Phogat as its candidate from Dadri.

haryana elections, haryana elections 2019Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: The names of the candidates were announced following a meeting of the Central Election Committee of the party.

Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: With less than a month to go for Haryana Assembly elections, the BJP on Monday announced its first list of candidates. While the one-phase poll in the state will be held on October 21, results will be out on October 24. The names of the candidates were announced following a meeting of the Central Election Committee of the party. Those who attended the meeting include party president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Among the first list of candidates announced on Monday, Chief Minister ML Kattar will contest from Karnal, while wrestler turned politician Yogeshwar Dutt will contest from Baroda. The party has named another former wrestler Babita Phogat as its candidate from Dadri, while former hockey captain Sandeep Singh will fight from Pehowa.

Senior cabinet minister in the Khattar government, Anil Vij will contest from Ambala Cantt. Other candidates whose names were announced by the BJP on Monday include Rajveer Barada from Mulana (SC), Balwant Singh from Sadhaura (SC), Dr Krishan Midda from Jind among others.

Apart from them, state BJP president Subhash Barala has been fielded from Tohana, Om Prakash Dhankar from Badli and Captain Abhimanyu from Narnod.

BJP’s first list of candidates for the upcoming Haryana assembly elections include nine women and two muslims. Last date to file nominations for candidates is October 4 .

In 2014, the saffron party came to power riding on Modi wave, winning 47 of the total of 90 Assembly seats. The party has high hopes of coming to power riding on the clean image of CM ML Khattar. This time too, he is the party’s choice for the top post.

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