Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, the BJP announced on Saturday. The party announced its first list of 195 candidates for the polls, which includes 34 ministers.

The BJP’s list also named Union Home Minister Amit Shah for Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for Lucknow, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for Vidisha, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia for Guna, Smriti Irani for Amethi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for Porbandar.


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