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NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday released its second list of candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.
The list of 36 candidates includes 19 new faces, while the rest, including those defeated in the 2012 elections, are repeat candidates, reported news agency IANS.
The party leadership decided to drop three sitting legislators, and instead, field new faces in their place, it added.
The second list comes a day after the party released the first set of names, comprising 70 candidates.
The first list saw the state’s ruling party give tickets to 49 sitting MLAs, including 16 ministers. Patidar and OBC leaders dominated the list.
Chief minister Vijay Rupani will contest the election from Rajkot (West), and his deputy, Nitin Patel, from Mehsana.
Elections in the state will be held in two phases, with 89 Assembly constituencies going to vote on December 9, and 93 on December 14.
Counting of votes will take place on December 18.
(With inputs from agencies)