The second list of candidates in Chhattisgarh has been discussed and approved in the BJP Central Election Committee meeting and it features senior party leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Chhattisgarh on October 3.
There are speculations that the list of candidates will be released after PM Modi’s visit. There is speculation that like MP, the BJP will field big faces here too. BJP vice-president Raman Singh, a three-time chief minister, is all set to seek re-election from his current Rajnandgaon seat.
The names of 30-35 candidates may appear in the second list of BJP in Chhattisgarh. It is also coming to light in these 30-35 seats that BJP can field three MPs as candidates in the electoral race of Chhattisgarh. Bharatiya Janata Party is going to declare candidates for 28 seats in its second list in Chhattisgarh.
It is being told that among them are those seats in which Bharatiya Janata Party lost by a huge margin in the 2018 assembly elections. This also includes those seats which BJP has not been able to win till now. It is also believed that seats like Ambikapur, Pathalgaon and Sitapur will also be included in the list. Along with this, there is also news of the inclusion of seats like Kawardha in Central Chhattisgarh.
Along with this, there are indications that Bharatiya Janata Party will field old faces as candidates. There is also discussion regarding the second list of BJP in Chhattisgarh that at least two MPs and a maximum of three MPs can be made candidates and can be fielded in the assembly elections.
BJP had given a chance to one MP in its first list itself. Patan Assembly MP Vijay Baghel has been made the candidate against CM Bhupesh Baghel. At the same time, it is being told that the names of the candidates have been approved in the Central Election Committee meeting in Delhi.
There are speculations that BJP’s second list will come within 48 hours. Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel had already hinted about BJP’s second list after the Central Election Committee meeting.