bjp: BJP announces first list of candidates for UP assembly election: Key points | India News - NewsDons.CoM

bjp: BJP announces first list of candidates for UP assembly election: Key points | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced its first list of candidates for the first and second phase of elections in the state.
Here are the highlights from the announcement:
*The candidates for 57 seats have been announced out of 58 seats that will go to polls, along with 38 out of 55 seats for the second phase.
*BJP has announced the names of 107 candidates.
*63 of 83 sitting MLAs have been repeated, while 20 dropped.
*There are 20 new faces in the first list.
*More than 60% of the names announced are from the OBC and SC.
*19 candidates represent the Dalit community.
*Of the 48 candidates in first list while 10 are women.



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