The BJP on Tuesday decided to drop all its 10 sitting lawmakers from Chhattisgarh, a decision that comes in the wake of the party's drubbing in recent assembly elections.
BJP General Secretary Anil Jain, who is also in charge of the state, said the party has decided to face the Lok Sabha elections with "new candidates and fresh energy" to make it victorious under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr Jain said the state BJP made the proposal to drop the MPs to the central election committee of the party, which gave its nod.
Former Chief Minister Raman Singh is likely to be the party''s candidate from Rajnandgaon, sources said.
The state sends 11 members of parliament to the Lok Sabha.