Amit Shah gets ticket in 2nd list, Modi keeps Mus­lims out

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

how­ever, stayed pro­ceed­ings against Shah in the Pra­jap­ati case.

With Wed­nes­day’s list, the BJP has de­clared can­di­dates for 177 of the 182 seats in the as­sem­bly. The names of its can­di­dates for five seats in Gand­hi­na­gar district are ex­pected to be an­nounced on Thurs­day.

Of the 177 can­di­dates an­nounced so far, the party has fielded 89 sit­ting MLAs while drop­ping 27. In the last as­sem­bly polls in 2007, the BJP had dropped as many as 47 MLAs.

A BJP in­sider said, “The party has adopted a con­ser­va­tive ap­proach this time. It seems the party did not want to an­noy sit­ting MLAs by drop­ping them.”

Ex­pect­edly, the BJP has not fielded any Mus­lim for the polls. The BJP Mi­nor­ity Mor­cha had sought three or four seats for Mus­lim can­di­dates but the party un­der chief min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s in­flu­ence has re­fused to give even one.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.