New Delhi, March 19 IANS | 5 months ago

BJP veteran L.K. Advani will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar in Gujarat while prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will fight from a second seat from Vadodara in the same state, the party announced Wednesday.


Modi is also contesting from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

The decision was taken after a long meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's central election committee, which was not attended by Advani.

Reports said Advani was keen on contesting from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and former party president Nitin Gadkari, meanwhile, met Advani at his residence Wednesday evening. However, the details of the meeting were not disclosed.

Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was given a ticket from Jaipur Rural while Bollywood actress Hema Malini will contest from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Dushyant Singh, son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, will fight from Jhalawar in the state.

Jagdambika Pal, who joined the BJP Wednesday, will contest from Domariaganj in Uttar Pradesh. He represented the constituency as a Congress member in the 15th Lok Sabha.

In Bihar, party leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey will fight from Buxar.

This was the fifth list announced by the BJP in which 67 candidates, including 10 women, were named.

(Posted on 20-03-2014)