The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Former IAS officer K Ratna Prabha from Tirupati and Mangala Suresh Angadi from Belgaum in Karnataka have been fielded as candidates in the Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha by-election.
The Belgaum seat fell vacant after the death of Suresh Angadi’s husband and Union Minister Suresh Angadi on Tuesday.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the BJP also announced the names of nine candidates for the by-elections in six states.
Ganga Narayan Singh will contest from Madhupur Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand, and Sharanu Salagar and Pratapgaur Patil will contest from Basavakalyan and Maski seats in Karnataka respectively.
In Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Singh will contest in Damoh and Mizoram in the Sarchip constituency.
Asrit Patnaik will contest for the Pipili seat in Orissa, while in Rajasthan, Ratanlal Jat, Khelamar Meghwal and Dipti Maheshwari will contest in Sahara, Sujangarh and Rajsamand seats respectively.
The by-election for this seat will be held on April 17 and the results will be announced on May 2.
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