BJP’s first list: PM Modi will contest elections from Varanasi; Rajnath from Lucknow, Smriti from Amethi, total 51 names from UP


In 2019, BJP became the largest party with 303 seats and alone crossed the magic majority mark (272). After this, Congress was at second position with 52 seats. DMK got 24 seats, Trinamool Congress 22 and YSRCP 22 seats.

BJP's first list released - Photo: Diary Times

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Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, New Delhi, March 02: BJP Candidates List for Lok Sabha Polls 2024: BJP has released the first list of its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Earlier on Thursday, the party’s Central Election Committee under the chairmanship of BJP President JP Nadda had discussed these names till late night.

Bharatiya Janata Party has sounded the trumpet for Lok Sabha elections 2024. The party released its first list of candidates on Saturday. Party’s national general secretary Vinod Tawde said that candidates for 195 seats in 16 states and two union territories have been decided. Churning is going on for the remaining seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest elections from Varanasi. Amit Shah will contest from Gandhinagar. Names of 34 Union and State Ministers are also in this list. Apart from this, the daughter of late Sushma Swaraj has also been given Lok Sabha ticket.

What is special in BJP’s first list?
195 names announced
Names of 34 central and state ministers in the list
28 women get a chance
47 young candidates, whose age is less than 50 years
27 names from scheduled caste
18 candidates from scheduled category
57 names from other backward classes

Candidates announced for how many seats from which state?

Vinod Tawde told that 51 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 from West Bengal, 24 from Madhya Pradesh, 15 from Gujarat, 15 from Rajasthan, 12 from Kerala, nine from Telangana, 11 from Assam, 11 from Jharkhand, 11 from Chhattisgarh, 11 from Delhi, Candidates have been decided for five seats in Jammu and Kashmir, three in Uttarakhand and one seat each in Arunachal, Goa, Tripura, Andaman-Nicobar and Daman and Diu.

tickets from whom and where –

Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi
Vishnupada Ray from Andaman and Nicobar
Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal West
Arunachal East to Tapir Gaon


Karimganj to Kripanath Malla
Silver to Parimal Shukla Vaidya
Autonomous to Amar Singh
Guwahati to Bijuli Kalita Medi
Dilip Sahakiya from Mangaldoi
Ranjit Dutta from Tezpur
Suresh Bora from Naugaon
Kaliabaur to Kamakhya Prasad Tasa
Tapan Kumar Gogoi from Jorhat
Sarbananda Sonowal from Dribugarh
Lakhimpur to Pradhan Baroa


Surguja to Chintamani Maharaj
Raigarh to Radheshyam Rathia
Kamlesh Jangde from Jajgir Champa
Saroj Pandey from Korba
Bilaspur to Tokhan Sahu
Rajnandgaon Santosh Pandey
Durg to Vijay Baghel
Brijmohan Agarwal from Raipur
Mahasamund to Roopkumari Chaudhary
Mahesh Kashyap from Bastar
Kanker to Bhajraj Nand

Daman and Diu

Lalubhai Patel from Daman and Diu


Praveen Khandelwal from Chandni Chowk
Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi
Bansuri Swaraj from New Delhi
Kamaljit Sehrawat from West Delhi
Ramveer Singh Bidhuri from South Delhi


Shripad Yesso Naik from North Goa


Vinodbhai Lakhmashi Chavda from Kutch
Banaskantha to Rekhaben Hiteshbhai Chaudhary
Patan to Bharatsinhji Dabhi
Amit Shah from Gandhinagar
Dineshbhai Kodarbhai Makwana from Ahmednagar West.
Parshottam Rupala from Rajkot
Porbandar to Mansukhbhai Mandaviya
Jamnagar to Poonamben Madam
Miteshbhai Rameshbhai Patel from Anand
Devusingh Chauhan from Kheda
Panchmahal to Rajpal Singh Mahendra Singh Jadhav
Dahod to Jaswant Singh Bhabhor
Mansukhbhai Vasava from Bharuch
Bardoli to Prabhubhai Nagarbhai Vasava
Navsari to CR Patil

Jammu and Kashmir

Jitendra Singh from Udhampur
Jugal Kishore Sharma from Jammu


Rajmahal to Tala Marandi
Neel Soren from Dumka
Nishikant Dubey from Godda
Koderma to Annapurna Devi
Sanjay Seth from Ranchi
Jamshedpur to Vidyut Baran Mahato
Geeta Koda from Singhbhum
Arjun Munda shaved with peg
Lohardaga to Sameer Oraon
Palamu to Vishnu Dayal Ram
Manish Jaiswal from Hazaribagh


Kasaragod to M.L. Ashwini
C.Raghunath from Kannur
Vadakara to Prafulla Krishna
Kozhikode to M.T. Ramesh
Malappuram to Abdul Salam
Nivedita Subramanian from Ponnani
C. Krishnakumar from Palakkad
Suresh Gopi from Thrissur
Shobha Surendran from Alappuzha
Anil K from Pathanamthitta. Antony
V. Muraleedharan from Attingal
Rajeev Chandrasekhar from Thiruvananthapuram

Madhya Pradesh

Morena to Shivmangal Singh Tomar
Bhind to Sandhya Rai
Gwalior to Bharat Singh Kushwaha
Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna
Sagar to Lata Wankhede
Virendra Khatik from Tikamgarh
Rahul Lodhi from Damoh
VD Sharma from Khajuraho
Satna to Ganesh Singh
Rewa to Janardan Mishra
Rajesh Mishra from Sidhi
Shahdol to Himadri Singh
Ashish Dubey from Jabalpur
Mandla to Faggan Singh Kulaste
Hoshangabad to Darshan Singh Chaudhary
Shivraj Singh Chauhan from Vidisha
Alok Sharma from Bhopal
Rajgarh to Rodmal Nagar
Dewas to Mahendra Singh Solanki
Sudhir Gupta from Mandsaur
Anita Nagar Singh Chauhan from Ratlam
Khargone to Gajendra Patel
Khandwa to Dnyaneshwar Patil
Durga Das Uike from Betul


Bhupendra Yadav from Alwar
Bikaner to Arjun Ram Meghwal
Jodhpur to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Barmer to Kailash Chaudhary
Kota to Om Birla
Jhalwara to Dushyant Singh
CP Joshi from Chittorgarh
Nagaur Jyoti Mirdha

An important meeting was held on 29 February –

Earlier on Thursday, the party had brainstormed till late night. Many names were finalized in the Central Election Committee by other members including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Party President JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Since the meeting, there were speculations that the party could declare candidates for 100 to 125 seats for the Lok Sabha elections. The seats lost by the party in the 2014-2019 Lok Sabha elections were also discussed in the meeting. The party is also preparing to field the maximum number of women candidates in the Lok Sabha elections. In the 2019 elections, 53 women had contested the Lok Sabha elections on BJP tickets. According to 33 percent, this time 70 women can get tickets.

BJP’s performance in 2019

In the last Lok Sabha elections i.e. 2019, BJP had fielded candidates on 436 out of 543 seats. The party had given the remaining seats to its allies. Of the 436 seats on which BJP contested, the party won 303. This figure was more than the majority figure of 272 in the Lok Sabha. Apart from this, BJP was second on 72 seats, third on 31 seats and even lower on 30 seats, while the deposits of the party’s candidates were also confiscated on 51 seats.

How was the performance of which alliance in 2019?

In the last Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had won 351 seats, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had won 90 seats and the SP-BSP alliance had won 15 seats.

BJP alone got majority

In 2019, BJP became the largest party with 303 seats and alone crossed the magic majority mark (272). After this, Congress was at second position with 52 seats. DMK got 24 seats, Trinamool Congress 22 and YSRCP 22 seats.

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