The top leaders of the Bharatiya Janta Party met at party chief JP Nadda's residence in New Delhi Sunday to discuss plans for Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assembly elections, now held by the Congress.
According to PTI, the BJP's core group leaders, who are engaged in preparing the party's poll strategy, discussed a range of issues and the names of candidates who could be fielded against the Congress nominees in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assembly polls due to be held later this year.
The meeting took place at Nadda's residence just before the BJP Central Election Committee, which has been convened to discuss a draft list of its candidates for Assembly elections in both states, was due to take place tonight.
Union minister and BJP's election incharge for Rajasthan Pralhad Joshi, co-incharge for Rajasthan polls Kuldeep Bishnoi, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and party state unit chief C P Joshi were among those who attended the meeting that was presided over by Nadda to discuss preparations for the Rajasthan polls.
Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Gajendra Shekhawat, and BJP national general secretary and incharge for Rajasthan Arun Singh were also present at the meeting.
In the BJP's core group meeting for the Chhattisgarh polls, Union minister and party's state election incharge Mansukh Mandaviya, state unit president Arun Sao, state organisation secretary Nitin Naveen and Leader of Opposition in state assembly Narayan Chandel were present.
Home Minister Amit Shah attended both meetings.
The outcome of the two meetings will be discussed at the BJP's central election committee meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah, Nadda and several other Union ministers are part of the apex committee that takes the final call on the party candidates.