Chhattisgarh Assembly polls: BSP releases second list of 12 candidates
The BSP released its second list of 12 candidates for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. It has forged an alliance with former CM Ajit Jogi's Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and the Communist Party of India and will contest 33 Assembly seats. The state will go to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20 and counting of votes will be on December 11.
Here are details of few candidates
The BSP's lone-sitting MLA Keshav Prasad Chandra has been renominated from Jaijaipur, while Jogi's daughter-in-law Richa Jogi will contest from Akaltara seat. The BSP's state president Omprakash Batchpayi will contest from Nawagarh. As per the alliance agreement, the JCC (J) will contest 55 seats, the BSP 33 and the CPI will contest the Sukma and Dantewada seats. There are 90 Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh.
BSP won one seat in last Assembly polls
As per the BSP list, Shyam Tandon will contest from Bhilaigarh, Rameshwar Kaivartya from Kasdol, Arvind Khatkar from Sarangarh, Gitanjali Patel from Chandrapur, Kanhaiyalal Sahu from Kurud, Bhojram Gaurkhede from Raipur West, Chaitram Raj from Pandariya, Chhabilal Ratre from Saraipali, and Dinanath Prasad from Bhilai Nagar. In the 2013 Assembly polls, the BJP had won 49 seats, Congress 39, BSP and Independent one each.