Gujarat Elections: BJP's First List Released, Hardik Patel to Contest from Viramgam Seat

Gujarat Elections: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The party has announced the names of candidates for 160 seats for the first phase.
Gujarat Elections: BJP's First List Released
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Gujarat Elections: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The party has announced the names of candidates for 160 seats for the first phase.

According to the list, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will contest from Ghatlodiya. At the same time, Hardik Patel, who joined the BJP after rebelling from Congress, has been given the ticket by the party from Viramgam seat and Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja from Jamnagar North.

Announcement of names of 160 candidates

Former MLA Kantilal Amrutiya has been fielded from the Morbi seat

BJP has announced the names of 84 candidates for the 89 seats to be held in the first phase. At the same time, in the second phase, the names of 76 candidates have been announced for 93 seats.

Let us tell you that Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, has been given a ticket from Jamnagar North. At the same time, former MLA Kantilal Amrutiya has been fielded from the Morbi assembly seat.

Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, has been given a ticket from Jamnagar North
Rivaba Jadeja, wife of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, has been given a ticket from Jamnagar North

Kantilal Amrutiya is considered a strong leader of the BJP. Let us also tell that Kantilal jumped into the river to save the people during the Morbi bridge accident.

These veterans refused to contest elections

Significantly, former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, former Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, senior leaders Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Pradipsinh Jadeja, and Saurabh Patel have already announced that they will not contest the elections.

Let us tell you that the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power in Gujarat for the last 27 years. At the same time, looking at the last election, the BJP got fewer seats than in the 2017 assembly elections.

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