NEW DELHI, Oct 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its first list of candidates for the Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram assembly elections after long deliberations at a central election committee (CEC) meeting of the party.
The party announced names of 77 candidates for Chhattisgarh, 38 for Telangana and 13 for Mizoram.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is seeking his fourth consecutive term, will contest from the Rajnandgaon seat, Union Minister J.P. Nadda told reporters.The CEC meet was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
Nadda said the BJP will also contest the Mizoram Assembly elections on 13 seats.
The party also released the list of 38 candidate for the upcoming Telangana Assembly polls.
Elections in Chhattisgarh are scheduled in two phases -- on November 12 and November 20, while the polling in Mizoram and Telangana will take place on November 28 and December 7, respectively. Counting of votes will take place on December 11. - IANS