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Lok Sabha Elections: BJP CEC meeting to be held today at 5.30 pm in Delhi

The BJP Is Likely To Release Its First List Of Candidates Today, When Its CEC Is Scheduled To Meet.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhinav Gupta | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 02:41:20 AM
BJP CEC meeting (File Photo)

New Delhi:

With the Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, political parties have accelerated their campaigning and permutations and combinations to get allies on board.

The BJP is likely to release its first list of candidates today, when its central election committee is scheduled to meet. The list will have names of most of the candidates for the first phase of polling, which will be held on April 11 in 91 seats.

States that will go to polls on April 11 in the first phase of the upcoming seven-phase Lok Sabha elections are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The RJD-led 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) is also expected to announce the seat sharing formula for the Lok Sabha polls on today, according to Hindustani Awami Morcha (Secular) president Jitan Ram Manjhi.

The grand alliance hit a rough patch after some parties expressed reservations over the Congress being allotted 11 of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

The situation worsened, with the RJD upset with the Congress’s ‘pressure tactic’ of claiming before a formal announcement that the seat-sharing had been clinched and it had got 11 seats. 

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Notification for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections was issued on Monday, setting in motion the high-voltage electoral battle where the BJP seeks to return to power amid opposition's efforts to present a united fight to unseat it.

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has sealed seats with its allies in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to the agreement, the Janata Dal-United and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest 17 seats each while the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will contest from six seats.

While passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the emerging situation in the tiny coastal state seems to have put on hold organisational matters.

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First Published : 18 Mar 2019, 08:53:58 AM