While there were 39 candidates in the first list for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, 21 candidates made it to the first list for the Chhattisgarh elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. While there were 39 candidates in the first list for the assembly elections, 21 candidates made it to the first list in the Chhattisgarh elections.
The lists of candidates for the two states were released a day after the BJP’s Central Election Commission reviewed the party’s election preparations in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The meeting, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, discussed areas where the saffron party had suffered setbacks in previous polls.
BJP’s First List Of Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2018
In the 2018 assembly elections, the BJP lost power in both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, but managed to defeat the Congress government in parliament. It won only 15 of the 90 seats in Chhattisgarh against the Congress’s 68, while it had 109 seats against the Congress’s 114 in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
However, the party swept the Lok Sabha elections in both states in 2019 as voters turned against Modi, its prime minister.
BJP speeds up election preparations
The BJP’s decision to hold the CEC meeting so early – which usually happens only after election dates are announced – underlines its importance for the upcoming five-state elections, the last round of assemblies before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Five states – Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram – are most likely to vote in November-December this year. The BJP is currently in power only in Madhya Pradesh and is campaigning intensively to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and the BRS led by K Chandrashekar Rao in Telangana.