The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Central Election Committee (CEC) is meeting on Wednesday at 11:30 AM to finalise their candidates for Goa, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections. The CEC meeting will be held in hybrid mode and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the meeting.
In the meeting, the CEC will approve the names of party candidates for Uttarakhand and Goa, and more names for the remaining phases of Uttar Pradesh.
"Meeting will start from 11.30 a.m. and Prime Minister Modi is likely to attend it virtually," a party functionary told IANS.
Last Thursday, BJP's CEC held a meeting in hybrid mode as few of the CEC members, including party chief J. P. Nadda, had tested positive for Covid-19. Nadda, however, has recovered from the infection and attended meetings on Monday at the party headquarters.
The BJP, which currently rules Goa, has decided to contest 38 out of the total 40 Assembly seats in the state in the upcoming state assembly elections. A senior party functionary had told PTI that the ruling party won't field any candidates on its symbol in two constituencies - Benaulim and Nuvem.
Apart from the BJP and the Congress, several other parties, including the TMC and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will be fighting the Goa Assembly polls to be held on February 14.