BJP’s announces 64 candidates in first list

BJP candidate list 2017 Uttarakhand

Arun Pratap Singh

DEHRADUN, Jan 16: BJP declared its first list of candidates for Uttarakhand at a press conference held in New Delhi on Monday. In all 64 out of 70 candidates were declared by Union Minister J.P. Nadda, who is incidentally also in-charge of election affairs in Uttarakhand for the BJP.

BJP has not given tickets to 4 of its present MLAs and at the same time has been kind to most of those Congress leaders who joined the party recently.

The BJP MLAs who could not get tickets this time are Chandrashekhar Bhattewale from Jwalapur, Vijaya Barthwal from Yamkeshwar, Tirath Singh Rawat from Chaubattakhal and Mahavir Ranghar from Dhanolti.

So far 9 out of 11 Congress MLAs who had joined the party were given tickets while the BJP is yet to decide its candidates for the remaining 6 seats. In addition, another Congress leader and former MLA Kedar Singh Rawat, who also joined the party today itself has been given ticket from Yamunotri.

Cabinet Ministers in Harish Rawat, Harak Singh Rawat and Yashpal Arya were given tickets from Kotdwar and Bajpur (SC) respectively. Vijay Bahuguna is unlikely to contest Assembly elections, his son Saurabh Bahuguna was given ticket from Sitarganj. Satpal Maharaj, another Congress stalwart to join the party has been given ticket from Chaubattakhal in place of sitting MLA Tirath Singh Rawat. Tirath Singh Rawat, a former BJP State President is likely to be placated by giving a plum party post, sources add.

Sources claim that the remaining seats will be finalised in a day or two. The list does contain a few surprises since some prominent sitting MLAs and former MLAs were left out and instead those from Congress were gifted tickets.

The candidates declared so far are-

UTTARAKHAND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

S.No Assembly Constituency No. Assembly constituency name BJP candidate
1 1 Purola (SC) Malchand (MLA)
2 2 Yamunotri Kedar Singh Rawat (Ex-MLA)
3 3 Gangotri Gopal Singh Rawat (Ex-MLA)
4 4 Badrinath Mahendra Bhatt (Ex-MLA)
5 5 Tharali (SC) Maganlal Shah
6 6 Karnprayag Surendra Singh Negi
7 7 Kedarnath Shaila Rani Rawat (MLA)
8 8 Rudraprayag Bharat Chaudhary
9 9 Ghansali (SC) Shakti Lal Shah
10 10 Deoprayag Vinod Kandari
11 11 Narendranagar Subodh Uniyal (MLA)
12 12 Pratapnagar Vijay Singh Panwar
13 13 Tehri Dhan Singh Negi
14 14 Dhanolti Narayan Singh Rana (Ex-MLC)
15 17 Sahaspur Sahdev Pundir (MLA)
16 19 Raipur Umesh Sharma (MLA)
17 20 Rajpur Road (SC) Khajan Das (Ex-MLA)
18 21 Dehradun Cantt. Harbans Kapoor (MLA)
19 22 Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi (MLA)
20 23 Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat (Ex-MLA)
21 24 Rishikesh Premchandra Aggarwal (MLA)
22 25 Haridwar Madan Kaushik (MLA)
23 26 BHEL Ranipur Adesh Chauhan (MLA)
24 27 Jwalapur (SC) Suresh Rathore
25 28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Subodh Rakesh
26 29 Jhabrera (SC) Deshraj Karnwal
27 30 Piran Kaliyar Jaibhagwan Saini
28 31 Roorkee Pradeep Batra (MLA)
29 32 Khanpur Kunwar Pranav Singh (MLA)
30 33 Manglore Rishipal Baliyan
31 34 Laksar Sanjay Gupta (MLA)
32 35 Haridwar Rural Swami Yatiswaranand (MLA)
33 36 Yamkeshwar Ritu Khanduri Bhushan
34 37 Pauri (SC) Mukesh Koli
35 38 Srinagar Dhan Singh Rawat
36 39 Chaubattakhal Satpal Maharaj (Ex-MP)
37 40 Lansdowne Dilip Singh Rawat (MLA)
38 41 Kotdwar Harak Singh Rawat (MLA)
39 42 Dharchula Virendra Singh Pal
40 43 Didihat Bishan Singh Chaufal (MLA)
41 44 Pithoragarh Prakash Pant (Ex-MLA)
42 45 Gangolihaat (SC) Meena Gangola
43 46 Kapkote Balwant Singh Bhoriyal (Ex-MLA)
44 47 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Dass (MLA)
45 48 Dwarahat Mahesh Negi
46 49 Salt Surendra Singh Jeena (MLA)
47 50 Ranikhet Ajay Bhatt (MLA)
48 51 Someshwar (SC) Rekha Arya (MLA)
49 52 Almora Raghunath Singh Chauhan
50 53 Jageshwar Subhash Pandey
51 54 Lohaghat Puran Fartiyal (MLA)
52 55 Champawat Kailash Gehtori
53 56 Lalkuwa Naveen Dumka
54 58 Nainital (SC) Sanjeev Arya
55 60 Kaladungi Bansidhar Bhagat (MLA)
56 62 Jaspur Shailendra Mohan Singhal (MLA)
57 63 Kashipur Harbhajan Singh Cheema (MLA)
58 64 Bajpur (SC) Yashpal Arya
59 65 Gadarpur Arvind Pandey (MLA)
60 66 Rudrapur Rajkumar Thukral (MLA)
61 67 Kichha Rajesh Shukla (MLA)
62 68 Sitarganj Saurabh Bahuguna
63 69 Nanak Matta (ST) Prem Singh Rana (MLA)
64 70 Khatima Pushkar Sing Dhaami (MLA)
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