Meghalaya BJP plans a massive campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address atleast three election rallies in the state.
Meghalaya will go for polls on February 27. However, the saffron party which has not yet announced its candidates list is expected to do so by February 2.
In an 11th hour hotchpotch, BJP will announce its candidate list only after the Union Budget.
The Union Budget 2023-24 will be presented by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on February 1, 2023
BJP state president Ernest Mawrie on Monday informed the list of its candidates for the upcoming assembly elections will be announced within February 2.
Addressing media persons after the state election committee meeting, Mawrie said, “We have prepared the list today and we are going to send it to Delhi immediately and we are going to declare the names of candidates within February 2.”
“Expecting BJP parliamentary board meeting on 31st January because they are going to sit serially not only Meghalaya but for Tripura and Nagaland as well, so we are waiting for the call,” Mawrie said.
He informed that the party has decided to field candidates from all the 60 constituencies out of which 10 will be women candidates.
“There are constituencies which are having more than two ticket aspirants. We will send all the names to Delhi. The final names will be decided by the Central Parliamentary Committee (CPC), which will be meeting on January 31,” he said.
The State BJP president also informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills region after February 10.
“The date has not been fixed but just after February 10 or maybe February 11-12, he (PM) will be visiting the three regions of the state,” he said.
He also informed that the union ministers like Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Nitin Gadkari will be among the 20 star campaigners for the party. He said chief ministers of other states will also campaign in the state for the upcoming elections.
Mawrie said that the party is confident to win more seats in the coming elections.
“Last time we have projected the potential seats upto 25 but this time we have projected 35 seats and we are expected to win more seats so that we can lead the government. We are not planning to have a coalition with anybody. Let us wait after the results, to find out likeminded parties who are willing to follow our agenda of free corruption government,” he said.