Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on October 25 released its fourth and final list of candidates for the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, fielding party leader Rajesh Agarwal from Ambikapur constituency against State Deputy Chief Minister TS Singh Deo.
The party’s final list has four candidates including Sushant Shukla from Beltara, Dhaniram Dhivar from Kasdol and Dipesh Sahu from Bemetara. The first phase of polling for 20 seats in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 7.
The BJP has now declared all 90 candidates in the state. The party’s first list of 21 candidates included Lok Sabha MP Vijay Baghel, who has been fielded against Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in Patan in Durg district. The second list had 64 candidates and the third list had a single name.
The Congress has also declared the names of all its 90 candidates. After the first phase of polling on November 7, the remaining 70 seats in the state will go to polls on November 17. The counting of votes will be done on December 3.
Last week, the BJP released the list of 40 star campaigners for the first phase of the state polls.
(with inputs from ANI)