Meghalaya Assembly Election 2023: BJP announces list of 60 candidates, check the full list here
The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced a list of 60 candidates for the ensuing Meghalaya Assembly Elections on Thursday.
Prior to announcing the list, the party’s election committee held a meeting at party’s national headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the same. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda and state BJP leaders AL Hek and Ernest Mawrie were among other party top guns who attended the meeting.
Check out the full list here:
Former Cabinet Minister and NPP leader Martin M Danggi was given the seat from Ranikor.
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It is worth mentioning that earlier in the day, Danggo had officially joined the BJP in the Meghalaya’s state capital
The former Speaker claimed that he joined the BJP on the advice of his leaders and followers.
Danggo said that he didn’t make the choice but all of his leaders gathered and resolved that he should resign from the NPP and join the BJP. In his address to the party workers, he asked them to help in comprehending the BJP’s manifesto and constitution.
Notably, in Meghalaya, the BJP is fighting all seats along and in Nagaland it will fight the elections with cooperation of alliance party National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), where it will contest on 20 seats out of 60 seats.
On February 27, the voting for Assembly elections in Nagaland and Meghalaya will be held in a single phase manner. The results of the same will be announced on March 2.
The Election Commission of India said that the terms of Nagaland and Meghalaya were coming to an end on March 12 and 15 respectively.
The BJP held a CEC meeting in the national capital to decide the names of the candidates for the ensuing Tripura Assembly elections, earlier on January 27.
Following the meeting, the BJP announced its first list of 48 candidates for the Tripura Assembly elections, while it fielded Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik from Dhanpur.
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