The Bharatiya Janata Party will likely decide on the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls that are scheduled to begin in March and April. As per ANI sources, BJP is likely to announce its first list for the state assembly election in the first week of March after the party meeting. The meeting is likely to take place on March 4.
The BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) is likely to meet in the first week of March 4 and will decide on the names the party will field for the upcoming polls in four states and one Union Territory. On February 26, the Election Commission ending the suspense around the crucial Assembly and announced that the states and an UT will hold elections on April 4.
The Bhartiya Janta Party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) consists of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and others.
The terms of legislative assemblies of four states Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and West Bengal will be ending in May and June, respectively. In Puducherry, President’s rule has been imposed and the assembly is kept under suspended animation after the former Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy-led Congress government resigned earlier this week ahead of a vote of confidence in the parliament.
Assam has 126 Members in its Legislative Assembly, West Bengal has 294, Tamil Nadu has 234, Kerala has 140 and Puducherry has 33 seats (30 elected and 3 nominated by Centre). As per the schedule, West Bengal State Assembly elections will be in eight-phases, while Assam will be voting in three phases. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in a single phase on April 6. Counting of votes for all four states and one Union Territory will take place on May 2.
(with inputs from ANI)