Kirti Azad to contest from Darbhanga in Bihar

March 19th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Darbhanga in Bihar. The party Thursday released its list of candidates for 15 constituencies in four states.
BJP president Rajnath Singh finalised the list at a meeting here. The party announced seven candidates for Delhi, three for Gujarat, two for Jammu and Kashmir, and three for Bihar.

BJP general secretary Vijay Goel has been given a ticket from the New Delhi constituency. Goel was initially considered for the Chandni Chowk seat but he wanted to contest from the New Delhi seat.

The general elections will be held April 16-May 13 in five phases. The counting of votes across the country will take place May 16.

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