Bharatiya Janata Party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting has begun at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalize the names of the candidates for the upcoming Tripura Assembly Elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Party’s national president JP Nadda, union home minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other members of CEC and Tripura Core Groups leaders are present at the meeting.
According to a party source, “During the meeting, the names of the candidates for the Tripura elections will be finalized, as well as the election strategy of the three North-East states will also be discussed.”
Ahead of the CEC meeting today, a round of meetings on Thursday was held regarding the strategy and names of the candidates for the Tripura Assembly elections. The meeting on Thursday started at around 5 pm under the leadership of the BJP National President JP Nadda and in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah, Tripura in-charge Dr Mahesh Sharma, North Eastern States Convenor Sambit Patra and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha. Also, all the members of the BJP core group were also present in the meeting which continued till 10:30 pm, said a party source.
Adding further, they said after the meeting was over, Amit Shah, JP Nadda and BL Santosh continued the meeting at JP Nadda’s residence for almost five and a half hours. Also, the names of BJP candidates for the 60-members assembly elections were discussed and scrutinized in detail along with the party’s ability to contest all seats in case of no alliance in the state.
Tripura is slated to go to Assembly polls on February 16 and votes will be counted on March 2.