Lok Sabha Elections UPDATES: BJP's campaign gains momentum with 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha'
New Delhi, Mar 25: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)'s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections gained momentum on Sunday with 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha' under which the saffron party is set to address 500 rallies. On Sunday (March 24), Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Yogi Adityanath addressed rallies in Agra, Lucknow, Gautam Buddh nagar and Saharanpur, respectively.
Both major parties also released lists. So far, the Congress has announced 228 candidates for the upcoming general elections while the BJP has released 306 candidates. Congress would field BK Hariprasad from the Bangalore South seat amid speculations that PM Modi may contest from the seat. P Chidambaram's stronghold seat of Sivaganga went to his son Karti Chidambaram.
Putting to rest speculation on whether former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh will be fielded from his home constituency Rajnandgaon or not, the BJP named Santosh Pandey its candidate from the seat.
The election to the 543-member Lok Sabha which will held in seven phases beginning on April 11 and ending on May 19. The counting will take place on May 23.