BJP gives ticket to 36 more for Gujarat poll

19 November, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • BJP gives ticket to 36 more for Gujarat poll

The JD (U) faction, led by Nitish Kumar, on Friday managed to keep the "arrow" symbol of the party with the Election Commission ruling that the group led by the Bihar chief minister has demonstrated overwhelming majority support in the legislature.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. The party not only gave tickets to most of its sitting MLAs but also to its nominees who lost in the 2012 elections.

So far, BJP has issued 106 names in total and the names of 76 candidates are still awaited while the Congress party has not come out with any names till now. The BJP seems to have played safe by repeating 51 of its sitting MLAs, while dropping only two, both women. Elections in the state will be held in two phases, with 89 Assembly constituencies going to vote on December 9, and 93 on December 14. Vijaybhai Rupani as its candidate from Rajkot West. The released list comprises 70 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.


In another setback, a prominent leader of the Koli community from Saurashtra and sitting MLA from Kodinar, Jetha Solanki, submitted his resignation from the party. After the list was out, many leaders lodged protests as well as resigned from the party alleging due procedure was not followed while decided the names. BJP has instead fielded industrialist Dhanji Patel from the seat.

"People of Gujarat are feeling disenchanted with the BJP government for the first time in 22 years and they want a change", he said.

The proposal given by the Congress has not touched 49 percent reservation for SC, ST and OBC which exists in the state.

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