Following a crucial midnight meeting, the BJP finalizes its first list of 100 Lok Sabha candidates: Report

Delhi, New: Following Thursday night’s pivotal Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting, which was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalized its first list of one hundred Lok Sabha candidates. According to India Today, which cited sources, the list is probably going to be revealed in a few days. High-profile contenders including Varanasi-born Prime Minister Modi, Gandhinagar-born Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Lucknow-born Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be on the list. The “weak” seats that the saffron party narrowly lost in the last general elections in 2019 will also be a focus of the list.

The CEC Meeting of the BJP
In order to finalize the initial list of candidates for the general elections, the BJP convened a high-level Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting on Thursday midnight. Senior officials attended the meeting, which was headed by Prime Minister Modi and finished early on Friday.

The important meeting took place at the party headquarters in the nation’s capital and began at around 10:30 p.m. and continued for more than four hours.
Among those present were Union Minister Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and President JP Nadda of the saffron party. Before the Election Commission (EC) releases the election schedule, the leaders come up with names for candidates for a significant portion of the 543 Lok Sabha seats.

April or May is most probable when the Lok Sabha elections will take place.

Prominent BJP figures from many states, including Goa’s Pramod Sawant, Gujarat’s Bhupendra Patel, MPs Mohan Yadav and Vishnu Deo Sai from Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand’s Pushkar Singh Dhami, and UP’s Yogi Adityanath, were present at the meeting.
Attending the conference were senior politician and former chief minister of MP Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Diya Kumari.

When candidates for seats lying inside their respective states are debated, state leaders attend the CEC meeting.
According to insiders, the first lists of candidates may include a significant number of the seats that the BJP has targeted to improve its chances after losing such contests in 2019, based on the format of the most recent Assembly votes.

Before the CEC makes a final decision, the party’s brain trust—which includes Shah and Nadda—has met with state leaders on a number of occasions to compile lists of possible candidates.

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