With the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls drawing near, the election season has officially begin as the BJP took a significant step by releasing its initial list of 39 candidates for the state candidacies.
At the BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting on Wednesday, party chief J P Nadda had chaired the session, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, among other senior leaders.
The party's decision to announce the first list of candidates at this stage itself highlights the importance it places on the upcoming five state elections.
Among the candidates fielded by the BJP are Sarla Vijendra Rawat from Sabalgarh, Priyanka Meena from Chachaoura, Lalita Yadav from Chhatarpur, Anchal Sonkar from Jabalpur Purba (SC), Nirmala Bhuriya from Petlawad, Bhanu Bhuriya from Jhabua (ST), Alok Sharma from Bhopal Uttar, and Dhruv Narayan Singh from Bhopal Madhya, among others.
In the previous elections of 2018, the BJP faced defeat in both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
However, it managed to regain power in Bhopal by capitalizing on the internal conflicts within the Congress party and its precarious majority.
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