Assembly Election: PM Modi Chairs BJP Election Committee Meeting Ahead Of Key Elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night chaired a meeting of the BJP's Central Election Committee in Delhi, to finalise a first list of candidates ahead of Assembly elections in four states and a union territory over the next few weeks.
Party chief JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were among those present, as the BJP gears up for polls in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Bengal and Assam.
According to news agency PTI, the party is likely to clear its candidates for the first phase of polls in Assam and Bengal, both of which are scheduled for March 27. Assam will vote over three phases and Bengal in a record eight.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and state party chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass will be part of deliberations for their state.
Key organisational leaders from Bengal, including state party chief Dilip Ghosh, will attend the meeting to discuss the names of candidates for their state.