BJP Preparing to Contest Elections Alone on All Seats in Meghalaya, Infighting in Tripura

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In the meeting JP Nadda. Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and all the members of the Central Election Committee were present. In Nagaland, BJP will contest on 20 out of 60 seats. 

In Meghalaya, the BJP is preparing to contest all the seats alone this time, while in Nagaland the party will contest the elections in alliance with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). On Wednesday, the BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) met at the party headquarters in Delhi regarding the Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly elections, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present. 

The meeting was presided over by BJP National President JP Nadda. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and all the members of the Central Election Committee were present. In Nagaland, BJP will contest on 20 out of 60 seats. 

Names of candidates finalized for Tripura

Voting for assembly elections in Nagaland and Meghalaya will be held in a single phase on February 27. The results will be declared on March 2. Earlier on January 27, the BJP held a CEC meeting in the national capital to finalize the names of candidates for the upcoming Tripura Assembly elections. After the meeting, the BJP announced its first list of 48 candidates for the Tripura Assembly elections. Assembly elections are to be held in Tripura on 16 February. The counting of votes will take place on March 2 along with Nagaland and Meghalaya.

60 Seats Released List Of Candidates

The BJP will contest all the 60 seats in the Meghalaya Assembly for the upcoming elections and has released the names of all candidates.

The three northeastern states, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura will be the first ones to go to the polls this year. Assembly elections are also to be held in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana later this year.

60 Seats of candidates
60 seats list of candidates

The Trinamool Congress has already declared 52 candidates for the assembly election in the state. However, the TMC leaders claim that thousands of NPP and other party supporters, including some leaders have joined their party.

To hold violence-free polls, a series of administrative and awareness steps were taken in Meghalaya and Nagaland. The steps, which would continue until the poll process is over, include sensitization workshops to be held in all the constituencies involving political parties, workers and eminent citizens highlighting the negative effects of violence on the persons, families, society and overall image of the state.

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