ANI Photo | “All names were already assumed…”: Congress’ Deepak Babaria on BJP’s first list for Lok Sabha elections

After the Bharatiya Janata Party announced its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, All India Congress Committee Delhi in-charge Deepak Babaria has said that all the names were already assumed and they have done nothing new.
Babaria alleged that there is doubt among the people that the BJP would be getting the majority through the EVM.
“All the names were already assumed. They have done nothing new. The question is how much is the public going to accept the BJP. They keep talking about 400, they are not telling from where they are getting it. There is doubt among the people that they are getting the majority through the EVM and they are doing nothing to remove that doubt,” he told ANI.
Meanwhile, the BJP released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Saturday.
According to the first list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi again.
Of the 195 candidates, 34 are ministers from the Centre and States.
Home Minister Amit Shah will contest from Gandhinagar, while Mansukh Mandaviya will contest from Porbandar.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar will contest from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Dibrugarh, Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal Pradesh. Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, has been fielded from New Delhi.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will contest from Lucknow, and Smriti Irani will again contest from Amethi.
BJP leader Alok Sharma will contest from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, while former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest from Vidisha.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP from the Congress in 2020, will contest from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP announced Lok Sabha candidates for 5 Delhi seats as well. BJP leader Manoj Tiwari will contest from North-East Delhi.
Late leader Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swara will contest from New Delhi.
Kamaljeet Sehrawat will contest from West Delhi and Ramvir Singh Bidhuri from South Delhi. Praveen Khandelwal, Confederation of All India Traders chief, to contest from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.
Earlier in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP-led National Democratic (NDA) won a total of 303 seats, leaving the grand-old party behind at 52 seats.
The Lok Sabha polls are slated to be held in April-May this year

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