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Lok Sabha elections: GGP releases first list of 10 candidates for Chhattisgarh

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Lok Sabha elections: GGP releases first list of 10 candidates for Chhattisgarh

Raipur. Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday released the first list of its candidates for 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Party officials gave this information. In Chhattisgarh, voting for Lok Sabha will be held in three phases on 19 April, 26 April and 7 May and counting of votes will take place on 4 June.

Party officials said that the party has announced candidates for ten out of 11 Lok Sabha seats of Chhattisgarh. The name of the candidate for another seat will be announced soon. Party's national president and MLA Tuleshwar Singh Markam said that the party has fielded Dr. LS Uday from Surguja (ST), Madan Gond from Raigarh (ST), Manharan Lal Bhardwaj from Janjgir-Champa (Scheduled Caste reserved), Shyam Singh from Korba. It has been decided to field Nand Kishore Raj from Markam, Bilaspur, Naresh Kumar Motghare from Rajnandgaon, Manharan Singh Thakur from Durg, Lal Bahadur Yadav from Raipur, Mohammad Farid Qureshi from Mahasamund and Tikam Nagvanshi from Bastar (ST).

Markam said that the candidate for Kanker Lok Sabha seat will be announced soon. GGP had contested the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections last year in alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and for the first time after the formation of the state, the party had won one seat, Pali Tanakhar. Mayawati led BSP did not get any seat in the assembly elections. Both the parties have not announced any alliance for the Lok Sabha elections.

BSP has announced candidates for two Lok Sabha seats in the state, Janjgir-Champa and Bastar. In the first phase of general elections, voting will be held in Naxal-affected Bastar constituency alone on April 19. The process of filing nomination for this seat has started from March 20. Voting will be held in the second phase in three other constituencies – Kanker (ST), Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund on April 26. While voting will be held in the remaining seven Lok Sabha seats – Surguja (ST), Raigarh (ST), Janjgir-Champa (SC), Raipur, Durg, Korba and Bilaspur on May 7.