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File photo of the CEC meeting held recently.
Since this morning, continuous meetings are going on in Delhi regarding the assembly elections. Since morning, there was a gathering of Rajasthan leaders at the residence of Union Minister and state election in-charge Prahlad Joshi. State President CP Joshi, Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathod, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, in-charge Arun Singh and co-in-charge Vijaya Rahatkar were also present in the meeting. Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting will be held in Delhi at 6 pm.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present in the CEC meeting to be held under the chairmanship of BJP national president JP Nadda. The final approval will be given after discussing the first list of BJP in the meeting. Apart from the members of CEC, the top leadership of the state will also be present in the meeting.
Leader present in Delhi for two days
The leaders of Rajasthan are present in Delhi for two days for the meeting to be held in the evening. State President Joshi, former Chief Minister Raje, Leader of Opposition Rathore had reached Delhi on Saturday itself. The three leaders discussed the candidates with different leaders in Delhi.
Sources said that on Saturday first Raje met state election in-charge Prahlad Joshi. After that Joshi and Prahlad Joshi went to the residence of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and informed him about the candidates.
Round of meetings going on since this morning also
After Prahlad Joshi’s residence, now all the leaders are present at the residence of BJP National President JP Nadda. Here the names of the first list will be finalized. The first list to be finalized from here will be placed before the CEC in the evening. At the same time, Deputy Leader of Opposition Satish Poonia has also been called to Delhi. They can also attend the CEC meeting in the evening.
Names of 48 candidates may be declared in the first list
In the first list, BJP can announce candidates for A and D category seats. These are the seats where BJP is strongest and weakest. There are 29 seats in A and 19 seats in D category. Apart from this, announcement of tickets is also possible on some seats of C category.
Candidates will be announced first for 19 weak seats
The 19 weak seats include Dantaramgarh, Sardarpura, Kotputli, Jhunjhunu, Sanchore, Barmer City, Fatehpur, Laxmangarh, Khetri, Nawalgarh, Rajgarh-Laxmangarh, Lalsot, Sikrai, Todabhim, Sapotra, Bari, Vallabhnagar, Bagidaura, and Bassi assembly.
BJP has never lost on these 29 seats in three elections.
BJP has never lost on 29 seats in the last three elections. These seats include Bundi, Kota South, Ladpura, Ramganjmandi, Jhalrapatan, Khanpur, Asind, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Bikaner East, Ratangarh, Phulera, Vidyadhar Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Alwar City, Ajmer North, Ajmer South, Beawar, Nagaur, Sojat, Pali, Bali, Sursagar, Sanganer, Siwana, Bhinmal and two other assemblies are included.