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PM Modi chairs late-night BJP meeting to finalise Lok Sabha candidates

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 01st 2024 10:48 AM
PM Modi chairs late-night BJP meeting to finalise Lok Sabha candidates

PM Modi chairs late-night BJP meeting to finalise Lok Sabha candidates

PTC News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a late-night session of the BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) to finalise the initial list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The meeting, which commenced at 10:30 pm, extended for over four hours, demonstrating the meticulousness of candidate selection.

Among the attendees were prominent leaders such as BJP National President JP Nadda and Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh. Additionally, key state figures like Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadndavis, and Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel were present, highlighting the significance of regional representation in the decision-making process.

The BJP aims to unveil its first candidate roster prior to the Election Commission's official announcement of poll dates, expected to occur between April and May. Sources suggest that the party intends to disclose candidates for "weak seats" in Uttar Pradesh preemptively, indicating a strategic approach to challenging electoral dynamics.

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The selection of candidates holds considerable importance, not only for the individuals chosen but also for those overlooked. The BJP's decision-making process will be closely observed to discern whether established figures are dropped or if fresh faces are introduced, reflecting potential shifts in the party's electoral strategy.

Recent discussions among top BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party chief JP Nadda, centered on identifying vulnerable constituencies where the party may encounter significant electoral competition. This proactive approach underscores the BJP's commitment to electoral preparedness and strategic decision-making in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.

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(Inputs from agencies)


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