With the Lok Sabha elections hardly a week away, political parties are all prepped to fight the big battle which will decide the fate of the country as well as of the political parties for the next five years. Like every election season, this one also witnessed some of the big names of politics crossing over from to other political parties in search of a better future. Parties have pitched their best names for the first phase of elections covering 91 constituencies.
Here is a list of the BJP candidates who would be battling big political names like Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh.
PM Narendra Modi v Chandrashekhar ‘Ravan’ (Varanasi)
Prime Narendra Modi will be contesting from the Varanasi seat from where he is the sitting MP. No big political party has fielded a candidate from the Varanasi seat yet to contest against Modi. Two other candidates who are fighting from Varanasi are Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar ‘Ravan‘ and former BSP soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav.
Dinesh Pratap Singh v Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli)
Dinesh Pratap Singh who earlier a member of Congress Party will be contesting against Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli seat. Singh who joined BJP in 2018 has been a two time MLC while Sonia Gandhi has been representing the Rae Bareli seat since 2004.
Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirhua v Akhilesh Yadav (Azamgarh)
A very successful Bhojpuri singer, actor and producer Dinesh Lal Yadav who is popularly known as Nirhua, is fighting on a BJP ticket against Samajwadi Party (SP) President and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav. Nirhua will be started his political career with this Lok Sabha election.