2019 Elections: What Are the Key Takeaways From BJP’s First List?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, which is his current parliamentary constituency, while BJP party President Amit Shah will contest elections from Gandhinagar, Central Election Committee (CEC) Secretary JP Nadda announced on Thursday, 21 March.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, Nadda announced the candidature of 184 candidates.
Among other heavyweights, Rajnath Singh will contest from his current constituency Lucknow, Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur and Smriti Irani from Amethi.
Political commentator and co-founder of Loud ST Amitabh Tiwari joins the discussion to analyse the impact the candidates named in the first list will have.