New Delhi: BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting will be held on November 1, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. The meeting will be held to decide candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, the BJP had held a meeting of the Central Election Committee on April 20. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
The BJP had released the list of candidates for the Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram assembly elections 2018. For Chhattisgarh, the party had finalised 77 candidates while for Telangana 38 candidates were finalised. For Mizoram, 13 candidates were finalised. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today
On October 6, the election commission had announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana Assembly elections 2018. The commission said that the counting of votes will take place on December 11.
Chhattisgarh is going to polls on November 12. 18 of the 90 Assembly seats will go to polls on November 12, including constituencies in the left wing extremism-affected Bastar range and Rajnandgaon district. The second phase of polling is on November 20.
For the unversed, the tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. Mizoram’s 50-member House expires on December 15 this year. Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh’s Assembly, comprising 90 members, ends on January 5 next year. The 200-member Rajasthan House expires on January 20, 2019.
The BJP has been in power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has 160 seats in the 200-member House while in Madhya Pradesh, it won 166 seats in the House. The BJP won the Chhattisgarh polls in 2013, securing 49 seats in the 91-member House while the Congress came a close second with 39 seats.