BJP’s candidate list for Haryana, Maharashtra polls likely next week
The election commission on Saturday announced the schedule for the assembly election in these two states, fixing October 4 as the last date to receive the nomination.
The BJP Party is expected to release its first list of candidates for the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections in the auspicious period of Navratra.
Polling for 288 seats of Maharashtra and 90 seats of Haryana will take place on October 21, while results will be declared on October 24.
A BJP leader said, “The meeting of the central election committee of the BJP is expected to take place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from the US visit”. The PM is expected to return in India by October 28 evening.
A BJP leader from Haryana said that the screening of candidates for both the states is almost complete, and they are now waiting for the party high command to call the meeting of the central election committee to finalise the candidate list”.
A Maharashtra BJP leader also said that even they are also ready with a panel of candidates for seats that they intend to contest. They will announce these candidates soon.
The BJP won Maharashtra and Haryana for the first time in 2014. It got a majority in Haryana and emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra.
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The BJP did not have an alliance with Shiv Sena in the last assembly election and the two parties are discussing a seat-sharing formula for the October polls. The ruling party will go it alone in Haryana.