The BJP’s second candidate list was released. Who is in?

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has urged Nitin Gadkari to leave the BJP if he feels “insulted,” and he has also assured Gadkari of Sena’s support in ensuring his victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP's second candidate list

The BJP has released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, containing 72 more candidates in the BJP’s second candidate list. Somewhere in Maharashtra, the two members of the student wing of the ABB are discussing it on their college campus. 

Nitin Gadkari’s Candidacy

Arvind: So, finally, the BJP listed Nitin Gadkari’s name in their second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Also, he will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Nagpur for the third consecutive time.

Anup: Yes, of course, Nitin Gadkari is a prominent leader of the Bhartiya Janta party, known for his work in infrastructure development and road transport. He is one of the long-serving ministers in the Modi government.

He has a great deal of experience as he has served in various ministerial positions like the minister of shipping, rural development, Panchayati Raj, micro, small, and medium enterprises, water resources, and more. And he is listed on the BJP’s second candidate list; don’t you think this is disrespectful?

Arvind: We can’t say it clearly. But the opposition is taking advantage of it.

Anup: How?

Arvind: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has urged Nitin Gadkari to leave the BJP if he feels “insulted,” and he has also assured Gadkari of the Sena’s support in ensuring his victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

Anup: He is somewhat right. It must have felt insulted.

The BJP’s second list of candidates

Arvind: No, but there are some other big names also on the BJP’s second candidate list, like Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi, and Anurag Singh Thakur, as well as former chief ministers Manohar Lal Khattar, Basavaraj Bommai, and Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Anup: Manohar lal khattar?, Yesterday, he resigned from the post of Haryana’s chief minister.

Arvind: Yes, but he will contest the Lok Sabha election from Karnal. This shows that the party is leveraging his popularity and administrative record. In the BJP’s second candidate list, the selection of Pralhad Joshi in Karnataka and Anil Baluni in Uttarakhand shows the same thing; the party’s focus on key states where the party wants to maintain or strengthen their position. 

 Anup: There are new candidates in Delhi in the BJP’s second candidate list, right?

 Arvind: Yes. In the BJP’s second candidate list, the party has introduced two new candidates in Delhi, harsh Malhotra and Yogendra Chandolia.

Continued Emphasis on Family Connections

Anup: Hmm, you know the BJP’s second candidate list also includes the name of B.Y. Raghavendra, son of former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, from Shivamogga. Which shows the continued trend of dynastic politics within the BJP. 

Arvind: Yes, the parties rely on established political families to maintain their influence in certain regions. 

Conclusion

Arvind: In short, announcing 72 more candidates in the BJP’s second candidate list has expanded the party’s candidate pool.

Anup: Right, so previously, I meant the first list of candidates contained 150 candidates and the second list contained 72.

 Arvind: And, There is a total of 20 candidates out of 48 in Maharashtra In the BJP’s second candidate list. In the BJP’s first list of candidates, there were not any candidates from Maharashtra. So far, the BJP has announced 267 candidates.

 Anup: Hmm, by the way, when is the election?

Arvind: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held in April and May.

Anup: Let’s see who wins this Lok Sabha election.

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FAQ

1. Who is included in the BJP’s second candidate list?

The BJP’s second list includes prominent leaders such as Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi, Anurag Singh Thakur, and former chief ministers like Manohar Lal Khattar, Basavaraj Bommai, and Trivendra Singh Rawat.

2. How many candidates are announced in BJP’s second candidate list?

The BJP’s second list contains 72 additional candidates, expanding the party’s candidate pool for the Lok Sabha elections.

3. Which states are focused on in BJP’s second candidate list?

The BJP’s second list includes candidates from various states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Haryana, indicating the party’s strategic focus on key regions.

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