New Delhi. The meeting of the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began at the party’s central office on Thursday in view of the assembly elections in five states. In this meeting, the churning of the names of candidates for Uttar Pradesh is going on.
According to information received from sources, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, State President Swatantra Dev Singh and other members of the Central Election Committee participated in the meeting at the party headquarters. are taking. Sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari joined this meeting through digital medium.
It is to be known that Nadda, Rajnath and Gadkari had been infected with the corona virus recently. It is noteworthy that for the last two days, the round of meetings is going on in the BJP. During the meetings held so far, Uttar Pradesh has been at the center of BJP’s discussions. While the party discussed the names of its potential candidates, it also tried to reach out to its allies. Sources said that during these meetings, discussions have also taken place within the party about contesting Yogi Adityanath from Ayodhya seat, but the final decision has been left to the party’s Central Election Committee. It is to be noted that CEC finalizes the names of the candidates.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases this time and it will begin on February 10 with voting in 58 seats in 11 districts of the western part of the state. According to sources, in view of the first and second phase, the party will decide the names of some of its candidates in today’s meeting. In the second phase, on February 14, voting will be held on 55 seats in the state. According to information received from sources, on Wednesday, Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel discussed seat coordination with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Swatantra Dev Singh till late night, while Nishad Party President Sanjay Nishad spoke to his MP son. Discussed Amit Shah with Praveen Nishad.
Sources said that Anupriya Patel is demanding 20 seats but BJP is not ready for it. According to sources, the BJP wants to contest on the same number of seats as the Apna Dal got in the last assembly elections. Apna Dal had got 11 seats under the alliance in the last assembly elections. The party had won nine seats.