The meeting of the central election committee (CEC) of the party was held under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to announce the list of its candidates for the forthcoming Delhi Assembly Elections. The central election committee (CEC) of the party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met on Thursday to finalise the names. BJP chief Amit Shah, working president JP Nadda, and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari among others were present in the meeting. The meeting was held at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. The BJP had won just three seats in the last assembly elections, while the AAP had won 67.
Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party has already announced the names of all its candidates. The Congress is also expected to announce the name of its candidates for Delhi Assembly Elections today.
The elections will have a triangular contest with the Congress being the third major player as political watchers believe that the BJP and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are likely to be the main rivals in most of the seats.
While Kejriwal is relying on populist schemes, like free electricity and water besides free ride for women in the government-run buses, besides his work to boost education and health infrastructure, the BJP is eying to oust him from power on the Modi government’s decision to grant ownership rights to people living in unauthorised colonies and planks like the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The saffron party has also accused the AAP government of allegedly failing to fulfill most of its promises and has tried to corner it over violence during anti-CAA protests in the city.
With PTI Inputs