BJP releases second list with 36 candidates, Sambit Patra to contest from Puri

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.

Published: 23rd March 2019 05:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2019 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its second list of 36 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra and Odisha ahead of the general elections.

The party has fielded Girish Bapat from Pune (Maharashtra), its national spokesperson Sambit Patra from Puri (Odisha), Dilip Kumar Kilaru from Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Bharati Pawar from Dindori (Maharashtra) and Sanbor Shullai from Shillong (Meghalaya).

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Central Election Committee of the BJP here. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others.

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Speaking to ANI after the CEC meeting here, Union Minister JP Nadda said, "We have come out with a list of 36 new candidates which includes Odisha BJP President Basant Panda, senior leader Suresh Pujari and our spokesperson Sambit Patra. We would like to clear the first and second phase candidates as soon as possible and we're working on it."

The first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 11, and results will be announced on May 23.

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