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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP, Congress to meet in Delhi to finalise candidates today

As the Gujarat elections are around the corner, both Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress are all set to finalise their candidates for the upcoming polls on Wednesday.


  |  Updated On : November 15, 2017 06:52 PM
New Delhi :  

As the Gujarat elections are around the corner, both Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress are all set to finalise their candidates for the upcoming polls on Wednesday.

The BJP’s central election committee is all set to meet in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah in Delhi.

Senior BJP leaders from Gujarat will leave for Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the names of the candidates for the upcoming polls with the top leadership.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, BJP state president Jitu Vaghani, former chief minister Anandiben Patel and other senior leaders are expected to discuss the list of prospective candidates with the central leadership.

On the other hand, Congress parliamentary board is also meeting on Wednesday to decide on candidates for Gujarat polls.

PCC chief BharatSingh Solanki and party in charge Ashok Gehlot has already arrived in Delhi.

Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The votes will be counted on December 18.

First phase poll to take place in 89 constituencies on December 9 and second phase will take place in 93 constituencies.

Model code of conduct has already been enforced in the state.

First Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 07:36 AM
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