Lok Sabha polls: BJP releases 6th Lok Sabha candidates list, drops union minister

BJP has announced its candidates for 401 seats so far

Thounaojam Basanta Kumar Singh Thounaojam Basanta Kumar Singh

The BJP on Tuesday named three more candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, dropping all its sitting MPs, including union minister Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, from these seats won by it in 2019.

It has fielded Thounaojam Basanta Kumar Singh, a minister in the Manipur government, from the Inner Manipur constituency in place of the Union minister. In two Rajasthan constituencies, the BJP has fielded Indu Devi Jatav and Kanhaiya Lal Meena from Karauli-Dholpur and Dausa respectively, dropping sitting MPs Manoj Rajoria and Jaskaur Meena.

The BJP has now announced its candidates for 401 seats so far for the elections to 543-member Lok Sabha, scheduled to be held between April 19 and June 1.

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