Narendra Modi to contest from Vadodara constituency in Gujrat

Modi is also contesting the national election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.


March 19, 2014
Narendra Modi has never contested a national election and is a member of the Gujarat legislature. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, will contest the upcoming elections in India from Vadodara constituency in Gujarat, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday's announcement means that Modi will be contesting from at least two constituencies including Gujarat, his traditional stronghold, and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

The decision was taken at an all-day meeting today in Delhi that brought together the BJP's most senior leaders including Narendra Modi.

Modi has never contested a national election and is a member of the Gujarat legislature.

Earlier, the sitting BJP member of Parliament from the Vadodara, Balkrishna Shukla, had said he would be glad to vacate his seat in favour of Narendra Modi, if the party decides to field him from the constituency.

Advani contesting from Gandhinagar

LK Advani has been requested by his party, the BJP, to contest from Gandhinagar in Gujarat again, NDTV reported on Wednesday. The veteran leader reportedly wants to shift to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh this time.

COMMENTS (13)

vinod | 7 years ago | Reply

Modi seems to be a very sensible and wise person. We wish him good luck.

vinsin | 7 years ago | Reply

@Salman: Tribune has blocked my reply.

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