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Bjp announces Sanjay Tondon name party candidate for Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh

April 10, 2024 03:39 PM
Bjp announces Sanjay Tondon name party candidate for Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, April 10-
The BJP on Wednesday named senior party leader Sanjay Tandon (60) as the party’s candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh after two-time MP Kirron Kher opted out due to her health condition.Chandigarh is scheduled to vote on June 1.
Tandon was the Chandigarh BJP chief for nearly a decade from 2010. His father Balram Dass Tandon was a veteran BJP leader, RSS leader and was the Chhattisgarh governor from 2014 till his death in August 2018.

Sanjay Tandon was also appointed as BJP’s election co-in-charge for Himachal Pradesh. A party leader said the BJP’s central election committee picked Tandon’s name from a shortlist that also included former MP Satya Pal Jain and former BJP Chandigarh chief Arun Sood.
Kirron Kher won the Chandigarh seat in 2014 and 2019, defeating former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal who thrice won the seat in 1999, 2004 and 2009.n the 14 Lok Sabha elections conducted in Chandigarh since 1967, Congress has claimed the seat on seven occasions, while BJP has secured it four times.

 
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