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AAP announces 22 more candidates in Gujarat; 108 so farLNU News

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday announced its 22 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election in the eighth list, bringing a total of 108 candidates announced so far.

AAP Gujarat President Gopal Italia announced the candidates at a press conference in Botad. Of the 22 assembly seats declared by the AAP as its candidate, 15 seats were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2017, and the rest by Congress. Of these, four seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribe, three of which are in Valsad district and one in Udepur’s Chhota district.

Chandrika Solanki has been demoted from the Scheduled Caste reserve seat in the Vadodara municipal constituency. Italy described her as “a revolutionary woman who has fought and raised her voice for the struggle of ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and for the women of Gujarat”.

The party has removed Yuvrajsinh Jadeja from the Dahegam constituency in Gandhinagar district, Paras Shah from Ellisbridge, Pankaj Patel from Naranpura, Vipul Patel from Maninagar, Captain Chandu Bamroliya from Dhandhuka in Ahmedabad district.

“We will also participate in state mourning (for the tragedy Morbi) … yesterday, we organized a candlelight march in all constituent assembly in Gujarat for the dead and injured,” Italy said.

From Saurashtra region, Ravi Dhanani will compete from Amreli, Jaysukh Detroja from Lathi, Bharat Baldaniya from Rajula, Amreli, and Raju Solanki from Bhavnagar west, which is held by minister Jitu Vaghani, an MLA from this chair for two terms. All the candidates declared in Amreli had been with the previous Congress.

In South Gujarat, Mahipatsinh Chauhan will compete from Matar in Kheda district, ST-ordered Jetpur Radhika Rathva in Udepur’s Chhota district, Ajit Thakor from Dabhoi, Chandrika Solanki from Vadodara city, Shashank Khare from Akota and Hiren Shirke from Raopura in Vadodara district, Sajid Rehan from Jambusar, Manhar Parmar from Bharuch in Bharuch district, Upesh Patel from Navsari and Pankaj Patel from Vansda reserve ST in Navsari district, Kamlesh Patel from ST-reserve Dharampur, Ketan Patel from Pardi and Jayendra Gavit from ST-reserve Kaprada in district Valsad.

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