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Narendra Modi, Amit Shah discuss Gujarat poll candidates list at committee meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah met other party leaders in New Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls to be held next month, sources said.

File image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Image courtesy: BJP Facebook Page

File image of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Image courtesy: BJP Facebook Page

The BJP's central election committee meeting, chaired by Shah, was also attended by state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. A preliminary list prepared by the state unit of the BJP was discussed, the sources said.

Gujarat's Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, BJP state in-charge Bhupender Yadav and state BJP president Jitu Vaghani were also present at the two-hour long meeting.

The list of candidates would be announced at an "appropriate time", Union minister JP Nadda told reporters after the meet.

Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly will take place on 9 and 14 December. The votes will be counted on 18 December, along with those of Himachal Pradesh, where elections were held on 9 November.

Updated Date: Nov 15, 2017 22:36 PM

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