BJP CEC Meeting: No Gujarat list, party releases list of candidates for Karnataka legislative council poll

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New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2017 10:27:54 PM

On November 14, BJP supremo Amit Shah declared that Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel will lead the party's campaign in Gujarat assembly elections.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the few dignitaries to attended the party’s headquarters for the party’s central election committee meeting today evening. The meeting is being played out to decide candidates for Gujarat assembly polls. The meeting lasted for about 2 hours. “There is a meeting of the party’s Central Election Committee in the evening to discuss the candidates for Gujarat Assembly polls,” a BJP leader told media.

But since then, BJP has released a separate list of candidates for Karnataka Legislative Council Election 2017: The list includes Ayanur Manjunath. Manjunath has been named as the candidate for South-West Graduates Constituency, Ganesh Karnik for South-West Teachers Constituency.

B Niranjan Murthy named as the candidate from South Teachers Constituency. KB Shrinivas candidate from North-East Graduates Constituency. Haalanur S Lepakshi candidate from South-East Teachers Constituency. A Devegowda from Bangalore Graduates Constituency.

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Gujarat assembly elections are set to take place in two phases. On December 9 and 14, the state will observe the voting. The results are expected to be announced alongside Himachal Pradesh on December 18.

After the meeting, Union Minister JP Nadda while addressing the media said that the decision regarding the seats for Gujarat election has been finalised. “The list of the candidates will be declared at the right time,” said Nadda after the BJP CEC meeting.

On November 14, BJP supremo Amit Shah declared that Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel will lead the party’s campaign in Gujarat assembly elections.

BJP meeting, November BJP Meeting, BJP Gujarat canditates, Amit shah, Narendra Modi, Gujarat Assembly elections, Gujarat polls BJP meeting,Prime Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah after the BJP CEC meeeting. (ANI)

While speaking on the legislative of Karnataka, JP Nadda said, “As far as the legislative of Karnataka is concerned, for all the 6 seats a list has been declared. It will be on the website.”

Earlier today, the Election Commission had asked the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat to refrain itself from using the word “Pappu” in any of their electronic advertisement. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, called the using of the word “derogatory” as the world “Pappu” is used as a means to target the Congress vice president.

Confirming the development, sources in the BJP said the script of the advertisement did not link the word to any individual.

“We have to submit a script to the committee before making any election-related advertisement. This is done to get a certificate. But, they (Congress party) raised an objection to the word ‘Pappu.’ They are saying that it is derogatory,” a senior BJP leader said.

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