The Bharatiya Janata Party has released the list of candidates for the Assembly elections in five states.
BJP has announced its candidates for the Assembly elections in five states ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan has been given a ticket from Palakkad in Kerala, while Babul Supriyo will fight from Tollygunge in West Bengal. Babul Supriyo is currently a BJP MP and also a Union Minister. In the Kerala Assembly elections, the BJP will contest 117 seats and the remaining 25 seats will be for four parties.
Giving details of the seats on Sunday, BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said state BJP president K Surendran would contest from two seats. These two seats include Manjeshwar in Kasargod and Koni in Pathanamthitta. At the same time, the BJP has currently announced candidates for 17 seats in Assam. The BJP will contest 92 seats in Assam.
BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said 227 candidates have been announced for the third phase in Bengal, while 36 candidates have been announced for the fourth phase. The BJP has fielded economist Ashok Lahiri and Rajiv Bandyopadhyay Damjur and Rabindranath Bhattacharya from Singur in the Alipurduar constituency of Bengal. Besides BJP MP Babul Supriya, Swapnadas Gupta has also been fielded. Swapnadas Gupta will contest from the Tarakeswar seat of Bengal. At the same time, MP Locket Chatterjee from Chanchuda has been nominated. The BJP has also released the list of candidates for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.
Who was the candidate in Kerala?
The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded ‘Metro Man’ E Sridharan from the Palakkad constituency for the Kerala Assembly elections. At the same time, former Union Minister KJ Alphonse has been given a ticket from the Kanjirapalli constituency. Arun Singh, general secretary of the party, said the BJP would contest 115 of the 140 assembly seats in Kerala.
Who is the candidate in Tamil Nadu?
For the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, the BJP has fielded actress-politician Khushbu Sundar from thousands of lighting seats in Tamil Nadu. Where the BJP has fielded its women cell president Banathi Srinivasan from the southern seat of Coimbatore against Kamal Hasan.
From Bengal to Assam, the BJP is totally dependent on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In West Bengal, against TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, the Bharatiya Janata Party has a whole plan in the political arena. The BJP rally, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, is set to begin next week. According to news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah will launch a massive campaign in the rival states of West Bengal, Assam, and Kerala from next week to the end of the month. It is believed that the BJP will follow the lead of UP-Karnataka and Bihar and will rally Prime Minister Modi more, holding more seats.
News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold election rallies on March 16 in Purulia, West Bengal, March 20 in Kanta, and March 21 in Bakura. On the other hand, Amit Shah will visit Bengal and Assam on March 14 and 15. After that, Amit Shah will hold election rallies in Assam on March 17 and March 21 and 23. At the same time, in Bengal, he will address public meetings on March 19, 226, and 227. Meanwhile, he will visit Kerala on March 24 and 25, where he will address election rallies.
The most important thing during Amit Shah’s visit to Bengal is that during his visit, Shah will meet the family members of 122 party workers from West Bengal who were killed during his tenure as BJP president.
According to sources, without the appearance of the Chief Minister in Bengal, the BJP is largely dependent on the Prime Minister, Home Minister, and party president JP Naddar for the vote. Sources further claimed that the presence of the Prime Minister at the rally helped to improve the performance of the party. BJP leaders argued that during last year’s Bihar assembly elections, Prime Minister Modi addressed a rally of 120 people, covering more than 100 assembly constituencies, which helped the party immensely.
According to party sources, Prime Minister Modi held more than 20 rallies in Karnataka. In Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed more than 20 public meetings in 110 constituencies. So in West Bengal, Prime Minister Modi will hold more than 20 rallies and in Assam, he will hold a total of six rallies. According to sources, the number of speeches that the Prime Minister will address may increase depending on the demand and the ground situation.
In West Bengal, the BJP faces the Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee. Everyone is looking at the Nandigram seat in Bengal as there is a fierce battle between Mamata Banerjee and Shuvendu Adhikari in this seat. Let me tell you that unlike Bengal, the BJP has not declared a chief ministerial candidate in Assam, and here too the party is confident in the rally of Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah.
In UP, the rate of strikes was 7% in areas where PM Modi held public meetings.
Earlier in 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held more than 20 rallies in UP and took part in two roadshows. Thus they covered 118 seats out of 403 seats. The BJP has won 99 of the 117 seats and its ally Apan Dal has won three. Thus, in the areas where Prime Minister Modi rallied, the strike rate of the party was 86.64%.