Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP Releases First List of 28 Candidates in West Bengal, Gives Ticket to Babul Supriyo, Dilip Ghosh, Chandra Bose Among Others
Union Minister Babul Supriyo and WB BJP president Dilip Ghosh (Photo Credit: ANI/PTI)

Kolkata, March 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday released their much-awaited list of 184 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. In the list, the party announced 28 candidates for West Bengal state and gave preference to the winning candidates.

In the first list, the party names Union Minister Babul Supriyo from Asansol seat, while fielded state BJP president Dilip Ghosh from Medinipur seat. The saffron party also gave the ticket to Chandra Kumar Bose from Kolkata Dakshin constituency and fielded Prof Anupam Hazra from the left bastion Jadavpur. BJP First List of Candidates For Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Repeats Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Anantkumar Hegde and Others. 

Among the other major decisions taken by the BJP include fielding TMC rebel Arjun Singh from Barrackpur, Sayantan Basu from Basirhat, Rahul Sinha from Kolkata Uttar, Dr Kunar Hembram from Jhargram and Locket Chatterjee from Hoogly.

Here's the BJP's Fist List:

BJP's First List of Candidates for West Bengal

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Constituency

Candidate

1 Coochbehar (SC) Nitish Pramanik
2 Alipurduars (ST) John Barla
3 Jalpaiguri (SC) Dr Jayanta Ray
4 Darjeeling  
5 Raiganj Deboshree Choudhary
6 Balurghat Dr Sukanta Mujumdar
7 Maldaha Uttar Khagen Murmu
8 Maldaha Dakshin Sreerupa Mitra Choudhary
9 Jangirpur  
10 Baharampur  
11 Murshidabad  
12 Krishnanagar Kalyan Dubey
13 Ranaghat (SC)  
14 Bangaon (SC)  
15 Barrackpur Arjun Singh
16 Dum Dum Samik Bhattacharya
17 Barasat Dr Mrinal Kanthi Debnath
18 Basirhat Sayantan Basu
19 Jaynagar (SC) Dr Ashok Kandhari
20 Mathurapur (SC) Shyamprasad Halder
21 Diamond Harbour  
22 Jadavpur Prof. Anupam Hazra
23 Kolkata Dakshin Chandra Kumar Bose
24 Kolkata Uttar Rahul Sinha
25 Howrah  
26 Uluberia  
27 Sreerampur Debajit Sarkar
28 Hooghly Locket Chatterjee
29 Arambag (SC) Tapan Roy
30 Talmuk Siddharth Naskar
31 Kanthi  
32 Ghatal Bharti Ghosh
33 Jhargram (ST) Dr Kunar Hembram
34 Medinipur Dilip Ghosh
35 Purulia  
36 Bankura  
37 Bishnupur (SC) Soumitra Kha
38 Bardhaman Purba (SC) Paresh Chandra Das
39 Bardhaman - Durgapur  
40 Asansol Babul Supriyo
41 Bolpur (SC)  
42 Birbhum Dudh Kumar Mondol

In another decision, Union Minister Jai Prakash Nadda announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would contest from Varanasi, while party president Amit Shah would fight from Gandhinagar seat.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 would be conducted seven phases, and West Bengal will have all the seven phases beginning from April 11. The results would be announced on May 23.