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Gujarat polls: BJP releases list of 84 candidates, Modi to contest from Maninagar

Posted on Nov 22, 09:45PM | UNI

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Maninagar seat in the upcoming Assembly polls.

The BJP tonight released first list of 84 candidates dropping seven sitting MLAs.

The Central Election Committee of the BJP met here to finalise the list. The meeting was attended by party president Nitin Gadkari, BJP veteran L K Advani and senior leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and others.

Mr Modi was also in the national capital for finalisation of candidates for the first phase of Assembly elections in the state.

The filing of nominations has already begun following the notification by the Election Commission on November 17.

Elections in the state are being held over two phases on December 13 and 17.

The votes will be counted on December 20.