PM Modi, Shah, Rupani in BJP’s list of star campaigners


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders are on the BJP’s star-studded campaign list for next month’s Gujarat elections.

Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, Bhupendra Patel (Gujarat), Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh), Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh) and the party’s national president JP Nadda in the poll 40 its star.

The lists submitted to the Election Commission include many other Union ministers and state party leaders, reports PTI news agency.

Actor-politician Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari, Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal are also on the list.

Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil, former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel have been included in the list.

The BJP on Thursday released its first list of 160 candidates for the two-phase elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.

Voting will be held in two phases in Gujarat on December 1 and 5 and the votes will be counted on December 8.

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