The central election committee (CEC) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met in New Delhi on March 4 evening to finalise party candidates for the first two phases of the assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal.
Prime minister Narendra Modi, BJP national President JP Nadda, Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Jual Oram, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Bihar minister Shahnawaz Hussain, among others, were present in the meeting being held at the party headquarters in New Delhi.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, party state in-charge Baijayant Panda, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other senior leaders were present at the meeting, besides Assam poll in-charge Narendra Singh Tomar and co-incharge Jitendra Singh.
At the @BJP4India Central Election Committee Meeting in presence of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji and Hon’ble National President Shri @JPNadda ji at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi.#AssamElections pic.twitter.com/ZdI10mUG0u
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) March 4, 2021
Reports said that the CEC is likely to finalise candidates for the seats that will go to the polls in the first two phases – 86 in Assam and 60 in West Bengal – of Assembly elections on March 27 and April 1.