Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (29 September) said the BJP is going for polls in Haryana and Maharashtra based on the party's development work and the "double engine" of having the party ruling both the Centre and states.
In a late night tweet, the PM said: "Joined extensive Central Election Committee meetings for elections in Haryana and Maharashtra. We are going to polls in these states based on our development work and double engine of the Centre and State Governments, led by popular as well as industrious Chief Ministers."
Earlier, the Central Election Committee of the BJP held a meeting on Sunday to finalise its candidates for the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.
Party chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Working President JP Nadda were also present at the meeting. The meeting lasted several hours.
The meeting was held a day after the PM returned to Delhi on Saturday (28 September) night from his successful US trip, where he addressed the UN General Assembly and the "Howdy Modi!" event at Houston.
Both Maharashtra and Haryana are going to polls on 21 October. The last day for filing of nomination is 4 October.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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