BJP to announce second list, Modi might contest from Varanasi

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New Delhi, March 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party's second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections is expected to be released today.

The announcement is likely to be made after the party's Central Elections Committee meeting in Delhi today. There has to be due consideration and consultation before including new people in the list, said LK Advani, ahead of the meeting.

The party had announced it's first list of 54 candidates in February.

All eyes on Varanasi

As the party is set to declare the second list of candidates, rumours are going around about the Varanasi seat. BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi might contest from Varanasi. The constituency originally belongs to senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi.

There are reports that party President Rajnath Singh may be shifted from Ghaziabad to Lucknow.

Around 50-100 candidates will be cleared by the committee in the meeting, which will be attended by all top party leaders including Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh.

The states under consideration in the second meeting would be Uttarakhand, 5 constituencies, some constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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