Lok Sabha Election 2019: Prominent faces in phase 1 election
| Thursday | 11th April, 2019
The voters of 91 seats across 18 states and two Union territories will choose their candidate for 17th Lok Sabha in the first phase. Over the last few years, the ruling government has pitched development, economic growth, and national security as its biggest achievements while the biggest opposition party Congress is reenergized with Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi at helm.
The voting for the first phase of the biggest democratic election has begun today in morning 7 am. The election across the nation will be organised in seven phases that will go on for a month. The voters of 91 seats across 18 states and two Union territories will choose their candidate for 17th Lok Sabha in the first phase. Over the last few years, the ruling government has pitched development, economic growth, and national security as its biggest achievements while the biggest opposition party Congress is reenergized with Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi at helm.
In Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju and state president Tapir Gao. are top candidates.
In Andhra Pradesh, top candidates in phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections from BJP are Daggubati Purandeshwari who is the daughter of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao and Kanna Lakshminarayana, state party president and ex-cabinet minister.
In Bihar, sitting parliamentarian Sushil Kumar Singh from the BJP is an important candidate who is contesting from Aurangabad. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi of Hindustani Awam Morcha - HAM (S) and. Lok Janshakti Party`s Chirag Paswan, son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is among the important candidates in phase1.
BJP`s Baidu Ram Kashyap and Deepak Baij, who is a sitting legislator.and are fighting from Bastar prominent candidates in Chhattisgarh.
In Jammu and Kashmir, sitting parliamentarian Jugal Kishore Sharma is a prominent candidate in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. From the Congress, Baramulla Party President Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir and former minister and senior party leader Raman Bhalla are important candidates.
In Maharashtra, Union Ministers Hansraj Ahir and Nitin Gadkari from the BJP and Krupal Balaji Tumane from Shiv Sena are important candidates for Phase 1 Lok Sabha Elections. From the Congress, Suresh Narayan Dhanorkar, Nana Patole and Manikrao Thakre are prominent faces.
In Meghalaya, BJP state vice president Rikman G Momin, three-time legislator Sanbor Shullai are among the top candidates for Phase 1 elections. Former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, parliamentarian Vincent H Pala are heavyweight candidates from the Congress.
In Manipur, BJP`s H Shokhopao Mate, Congress` K James and National People`s Party`s Thangminlien Kipgen are heavyweight candidates from Outer Manipur.
In Mizoram, BJP`s Nirupam Chakma, Mizo National Front`s (MNF) C Lalrosanga who is former Doordarshan Director General are prominent faces.
In Nagaland, Congress Candidate KL Chishi, who is former Chief Minister of the state and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party`s Tokheho Yepthomi are heavyweight candidates
In Odisha, prominent faces for the first phase of national election are Ramesh Chandra Majhi from Biju Janata Dal, Bhakta Charan Das and Saptagiri Ulaka from the Congress and BJP`s Basanta Kumar Panda, Jayaram Pangi and Balabhadra Majhi.
In Sikkim, heavyweight candidates are Laten Sherpa from the BJP and Bharat Basnett from the Congress.
In Telangana, top candidates for phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections are AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy, Congress richest candidate for phase 1 Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, Congress` Revanth Reddy, Ponnam Prabhakar and Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy. From TRS, heavyweight candidates include K Kavitha who is sitting parliamentarian from Nizamabad and daughter of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao
In Tripura, prominent candidates are BJP`s Pratima Bhoumik, Congress` Subal Bhowmik and CPM`s Shankar Prasad Datta.
In Uttar Pradesh, these sitting parliamentarians from the BJP are prominent faces - Raghav Lakhanpal, Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan, Kunwar Bharatendra Singh, Rajendra Agarwal, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, VK Singh and Mahesh Sharma. From Bahujan Samajwadi Party or BSP, prominent faces are Haji Yaqub Qureishi, Haji Fazl Ur Rehman, Malook Nagar, Haji Mohammed Yakub and Satbir Nagar. Congress party vice president Imran Masood, RLD`s Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary, SP`s Tabassum Hasan are some of the popular faces in Phase 1 of Lok Sabha
In Uttarakhand, BJP`s Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank, Ajay Tamta, Tirat Singh Rawat and Ajay Bhatt are heavyweight candidates. From Congress, former chief minister Harish Rawat, Manish Khanduri, Pritam Singh and Pradeep Tamta are important faces.
In Bengal, TMC`s Paresh Chandra Adhikary and Dasrath Tirkey are heavyweight candidates
In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, BJP`s state party president Vishal Jolly and Congress` state party president Kuldeep Rai Sharma are important candidates.
In Lakshadweep, BJP state party president Abdul Khader Haji, Congress` Hamdullah Sayeed and Nationalist Congress Party`s Mohammed Faizal PP are top candidates for Lok Sabha elections Phase 1.
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