In a bid to finalise candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) on Thursday held a meeting at the party headquarter in New Delhi.
The CEC meet, which started at about 4 pm this afternoon, witnessed prominent figures such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Party president Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh among others.
The Saffron party will release the list of candidates on 230 seats in instalments and the first list for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections was expected to be announced by late Thursday.
Keeping in mind the announcement of candidate lists in Madhya Pradesh, large number of police personnel have been deployed outside the BJP and the Congress offices in Bhopal to maintain law and order.
However, the announcements of names of candidates on 50 seats of Malwa region, including 29 seats of Ujjain division, are likely to be delayed. The Saffron Party had won 28 seats in the last elections.
Here are the Highlights from the BJP CEC meeting:
Bhopal: Police deployed outside BJP and Congress offices ahead of announcement of candidate lists for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections
BJP CEC meeting underway at party HQ ahead of assembly elections in different states
Delhi: BJP CEC meeting underway at party HQ ahead of assembly elections in different states. pic.twitter.com/SM0imYNM3w— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2018
PM Modi arrives at party HQ for CEC meeting for upcoming assembly polls in different states including Madhya Pradesh and Telangana
Delhi: PM Modi arrives at party HQ for CEC meeting for upcoming assembly polls in different states including Madhya Pradesh and Telangana pic.twitter.com/8XxBYoeumR— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2018