BJP declares candidates for Uttarakhand
The BJP on Friday declared its second list of candidates for the remaining seats of Uttarakhand.
New Delhi: The BJP on Friday declared its second
list of candidates for the remaining seats of Uttarakhand and
announced that its ally Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) will
contest two seats on the BJP symbol.
After declaring its first list of 48 candidates for the
70-member Assembly last week, the BJP today announced the
names of 20 more candidates, after the party`s central
election committee met at the residence of party president
The list includes sitting MLAs Gopal Singh Rawat
(Gangotri), Asha Nautiyal (Kedarnath), Vijay Singh Panwar
(Pratapnagar), Kuldeep Singh (Vikasnagar), Prem Agarwal
(Rishikesh), Bansidhar Bhagat (Kaldungi), Diwan Singh Bisth
(Ramnagar) and Arvind Pandey (Gadarpur).
BJP Uttarakhand unit general secretary Dhan Singh Rawat
will contest Srinagar seat.
The BJP list includes three women, three Scheduled Caste
and one Scheduled Tribe candidate.
The UKD candidates are Diwakar Bhatt (Devaprayag) and
Om Gopal Rawat (Narendranagar). Both are sitting MLAs and will
contest on BJP symbol.
Other candidates include Jagbir Singh Bhandari from
Yamunotri, Prem Ballabh Bhatt from Badrinath, Kamla Chouhan
from Chakrata (ST), Prakash Suman Dhyani from Dharampur,
Suresh Rathore from Bhagwanpur (SC), Shyamvir Saini from
Pirankaliyar, Ghananda from Pauri (SC), Tirath Singh Rawat
from Chaubattakhal, Dan Singh Bhandari from Bhimtal, Renu
Adhikari from Haldwani and Rajesh Kumar from Bajpur (SC).