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  India   All India  10 Mar 2019  PM Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi again

PM Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi again

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Published : Mar 10, 2019, 5:05 am IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2019, 6:06 am IST

It also discussed whether those crossed 75 years of age should be given ticket or not in the forthcoming elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board has decided that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will again contest from Varanasi parliamentary constituency, which he currently represents in the Lok Sabha.

The highest decision making body of the ruling party, which met hereon Friday under the leadership of Mr Modi, held a preliminary discussion on ticket distribution. It also discussed whether those crossed 75 years of age should be given ticket or not in the forthcoming elections.

The party also decided to ally with All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) in Jharkhand ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. According to the deal, the BJP will contest 13 seats in Jharkhand while one seat has been left for AJSU chief Sudesh Mahato.

“In the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP will contest 13 out of the 14 seats in Jharkhand and AJSU will fight on one seat,” BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters after the marathon meeting ofthe parliamentary board.

Sources in the BJP said that Mr Mahato, the AJSU chief and former deputy chief minister of Jharkhand, could be given the Ranchi parliamentary seat, which is represented by Ram Tahal Choudhary of the BJP.

The meeting also discussed about the party’s poll preparedness and strategies about the forthcoming elections.    

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