Jharkhand Assembly Elections: BJP President Amit Shah Meets Party Leaders To Finalise Candidates For State Polls

Jharkhand Assembly Elections: BJP President Amit Shah Meets Party Leaders To Finalise Candidates For State PollsUnion Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah.

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday (7 November) met the party's core committee members at his residence in New Delhi to finalise the list of candidates for forthcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

The meeting, which concluded at 10 pm, was attended by Chief Minister Raghubar das, Union Minister Arjun Munda, Assembly polls in-charge Om Mathur, Kailash Yadav, BJP State President Laxman Giluwa among others.

Earlier in the day, a meeting was held at the residence of state election in-charge Om Mathur. During the meeting, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties discussed the seat sharing formula for the polls.

The names of the candidates will be declared after the Central Election Committee's (CEC) meeting, scheduled on Friday (8 November) or Saturday (9 November), said sources.

The polling for the 81 constituencies in Jharkhand will be conducted in five phases, starting from 30 November. The counting of votes will take place on 23 December.

Besides ruling BJP, Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha are the main contenders for the assembly elections in the state.

(With inputs from IANS)