This was the second meet of the BJP committee to discuss candidates for assembly polls

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting of the BJP’s central election committee to finalise candidates for the Assam and West Bengal assembly polls. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief JP Nadda were among the top leaders who attended the meeting.

This was the second meet of the committee to discuss candidates for assembly polls to four states – Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – and Union Territory Puducherry.

The party has already declared candidates for the first two rounds of elections in Assam and Bengal that will take place on March 27 and April 1. The leadership today discussed candidates for the third phase.

“Participated in the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi in the presence of President JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and distinguished leaders. Being in such an august presence is an inspiration to work even harder for our organization,” BJP general secretary CT Ravi tweeted.

“BJP Central Election Committee meeting, chaired by Narendra Modi and National President JP Nadda, held this evening to finalize the list of candidates for Phase 3 of Assam elections,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh tweeted.

While Assam will have a three-phase election, polling in West Bengal will be held in eight phases starting March 27.

Polling in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will take place on April 6.

Counting will be held on May 2.

With inputs from PTI

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