khaskhabar.com: Thursday, 13 January 2022 11:09 AM
New Delhi. The BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Thursday to finalize the candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
The meeting will reportedly take place in a hybrid form as some members of the CEC, including party chief JP Nadda, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other CEC members, who are physically attending the meeting, have reached the party headquarters.
According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the virtual meeting and the CEC is likely to finalize the names of candidates for the first two or three phases of elections. After finalizing the candidates, the names will be announced.
Assembly elections will begin in seven phases from February 10. Counting of votes will take place on March 10.
A senior party functionary said that a lot of discussion and deliberations have taken place in the meetings chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the last two days. In the marathon meetings that lasted more than 10 hours in the last two days, names have been chosen for most of the seats. After finalizing the names of CEC, BJP will announce the candidates.
Apart from Nadda, CEC members Rajnath Singh, Shahnawaz Hussain and Nitin Gadkari have also tested positive for COVID recently.
January 21 is the last day for nominations for the first phase of elections for 58 assembly seats, while January 28 is the last day for nominations for 55 seats in the second phase.
Polling will be held in the first and second phases on February 10 and February 14, respectively.
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