BJP finalises 67 candidates for Chhattisgarh polls

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 20, 2013 16:00 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The BJP Sunday finalised 67 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, a party leader said.

Talking to reporters after a meeting of the party's central election committee here, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ananth Kumar said nine sitting legislators had been denied tickets.

Elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly will take place next month.

Ananth Kumar said of the 67 candidates finalised by the party, 17 belonged to the backward classes, 23 candidates belonged to scheduled tribes and nine belong to scheduled castes, he said

"There are 34 youth of whom 20 are first-timers," he added.

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