CG Election 2023: Following a pivotal meeting of the BJP’s Central Election Committee held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night, the political buzz has escalated. While the official list of BJP candidates is expected to be released after Prime Minister Modi’s Bastar tour on October 3, a list of potential names has already started making rounds on social media. Speculation is rife that, similar to Madhya Pradesh, sitting MPs from Chhattisgarh might be fielded in the upcoming assembly elections.
It’s reported that the BJP has finalized the names of candidates for approximately 67 seats in Chhattisgarh, adding to the previously announced 21 candidates. However, discussions regarding the remaining seats are ongoing on social media platforms. The list of potential candidates includes Amar Agrawal for Bilaspur, State President Arun Saw for Lormi, Dharmjeet Singh for Takhatpur, Dharam Lal Kaushik for Bilha, Dr. Raman Singh for Rajnandgaon, OP Choudhary for Raigarh, Prem Prakash Pandey for Bhilai, Rajesh Munat for Raipur South, Purandar Mishra for Raipur North, Brijmohan Agrawal for Raipur South, Motilal Sahu for Raipur Rural, Khushwant Sahaab for Aarang, Dr. Krishna Murthi Bandhi for Masturi, Ajay Chandraakar for Kurud, Bhaiya Lal Rajwade for Baikunthpur, Shyam Bihari Jayaswal for Jagdalpur, Mahesh Gaagdaa for Beejapur, Lata Usendi for Kondagaon, Vikram Usendi for Antagarh, Anuj Sharma for Dharsiwa, Tankaram Verma for Baloda Bazar, Sampat Lal Agrawal for Basna, Nanaki Ram Kanwar for Rampur.
There has been ongoing speculation that, just like in Madhya Pradesh, Members of Parliament might be given tickets to contest in the Chhattisgarh assembly elections. Among the names being discussed are Central Minister Renuka Singh and MP Gomti Sai. In the initial list, the BJP has already declared its candidate for the Patan seat, former CM Raman Singh’s son-in-law, Durgesh Sahu.
As the political climate in Chhattisgarh heats up in anticipation of the upcoming elections, all eyes are on the BJP’s candidate list. The party’s strategy and choice of candidates will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the elections in the state. The release of the official candidate list on October 3 will bring further clarity to the BJP’s plans for the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh.