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Lok Sabha 2024: BJP’s Candidate For Asansol, Pawan Singh Opts Out

In a message shared on X platform, Pawan Singh conveyed his sincere thanks to the senior leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Mar 3, 2024 20:07 IST
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Bhojpuri singer-actor Pawan Singh, selected by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Asansol seat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, has stated that he will be unable to participate in the polls due to personal reasons.

Posting on the microblogging platform X (formerly Twitter), the Bhojpuri superstar expressed, “I express my heartfelt gratitude to the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The party trusted me and declared me as the candidate from Asansol, but due to some reason, I will not be able to contest the elections from Asansol.”

According to top sources, Pawan Singh informed the party’s senior leadership about his inability to contest the polls due to family reasons.

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Pawan Singh’s tweet follows a day after BJP MP Jayant Sinha requested the party to release him from electoral responsibilities, indicating his reluctance to play an active role or seek a ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Sinha’s announcement coincided with party leader Gautam Gambhir’s implication of his departure from electoral politics, made just hours earlier.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, singer Babul Supriyo secured victory in this constituency on a BJP ticket, defeating TMC’s Moon Moon Sen. However, two years later, Supriyo resigned from the seat and switched allegiance to the TMC. Subsequently, in 2022, Shatrughan Sinha emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha elections from Asansol.

On Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) revealed its much-awaited initial list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Also Read:After Gambhir, BJP MP Jayant Sinha Opts Out Of 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

First published on: Mar 03, 2024 01:40 PM IST

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