The central election committee of the BJP has released a list of 16 candidates to fight the upcoming Assembly bypolls in 5 states including Manipur, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Odisha and Jharkhand.
The bypoll candidates were finalised at a meeting of the BJP on Saturday night.
According to a media report, the party meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda, home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari and other party leaders.
The central election committee of the BJP named Oinam Lukhoi Singh as the party candidate to fight from Wangoi seat, Ponam Brojan Singh from Wangjing-Tentha, Nagamathang Haokip from Setu and Jinsuanhua from Singhat Assembly constituency in Manipur.
In Chhatisgarh, the CEC named Gambhir Singh for Marwahi constituency.
In Gujarat bypolls, Pradyuman Singh Jadeja will contest from Avdasa, Brijesh Mirja from Morbi, Atmaram Parmar from Gadhada, Ajay Patel from Karjan, JB Kakdia from Dhari, Jitubhai Chowdhury from Kaprada and Vijay Patel will contest from Dangs constituency.
The party candidates chosen to fight bypolls in Odisha are Manas Kumar Datta from Balasore and Rajkishore Behra from Tirtol.
The CEC of the BJP has chosen Louis Marandi to fight for Dumka seat and Yogeshwar Mehto for Bermo in Jharkhand.