The BJP on Friday released its third list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections containing 36 names, which included 23 nominees for Andhra Pradesh where polling will be held in the first phase on April 11.
The list announced late on Friday night also contained names of six candidates for Maharashtra and five for Odisha. Also, one candidate each for Assam and Meghalaya has been announced in the list.
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.
Here is the full list of candidates:
In the first list, the party had announced 184 names, which included Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will contest from Varanasi, the seat which he represents in the Parliament.
The biggest surprise was the first list is dropping of Advani, the 91-year-old party stalwart who called the shots in the BJP for decades before Modi's rise eclipsed him, from Gandhinagar and BJP chief Amit Shah's decision to make his Lok Sabha poll debut from there.