Lok Sabha polls 2024: BJP fields Ujjwal Nikam, 26/11 prosecutor, from Mumbai North Central

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Balloting in Mumbai is scheduled for Might perhaps well perhaps also 20 within the fifth section of the elections

Bharatiya Janata Birthday party (BJP) has fielded weak special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam from the Mumbai North Central constituency within the Lok Sabha Election 2024. Nikam used to be the public prosecutor within the Mumbai 26/11 dread assaults. He’ll fight the Indian National Congress (INC) occasion’s candidate Varsha Gaikwad.

With the announcement of Nikam’s title, the BJP has changed Poonam Mahajan, who’s the present MP from this seat, because the occasion’s candidate. Two-time MP Mahajan obtained the seat in 2014 and 2019 defeating Congress’s Priya Dutt, who used to be the MP from 2009 to 2014.

Notably, Nikam, who used to be awarded the Padma Shri in 2016, is one in every of essentially the most in vogue authorities attorneys in India. He represented the authorities facet in high-profile conditions corresponding to terrorist Ajmal Kasab, 1993 bomb blasts, Gulshan Kumar assassinate case and furthermore Pramod Mahajan assassinate case, and the 2013 Mumbai gang rape case.

The BJP furthermore named eight more candidates for the Odisha assembly polls, which is able to be held alongside the overall elections.

(With inputs from agencies)

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