New Delhi: The BJP also renominated Union ministers V.K. Singh, Mahesh Sharma, Kiren Rijiju, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Babul Supriyo from Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Arunachal West, Bengalore North and Asansol, respectively. They had won from the same seats in 2014.
The party announced names of its 28 candidates from Uttar Pradesh and dropped six incumbent MPs, including Union minster Krishna Raj from Shahjahanpur and Scheduled Caste (SC) Commission head and Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria.
It has renominated former cine star Hema Malini from Mathura.
Nadda said the party has also finalised names of all 17 party candidates from Bihar and sent the list to the state unit which will announce it jointly with allies — JD(U) and Lok Janshakti Party.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to be fielded from Patna Sahib and his ministerial colleague Giriraj Singh from Begusarai.
Union ministers Jiten-dra Singh and Rajya-vardhan Singh Rathore will contest from Udhampur and Jaipur Rural, the seat they represent in the Lok Sabha.