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Pm modi AmitShah attend bjp meet 1st candidates list likely by weekend

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Pm modi AmitShah attend bjp meet 1st candidates list likely by weekend

NEW DELHI: The BJP's central election committee held its first meeting on Thursday at party headquarters, attended by PM Narendra Modi and other senior leaders, following multiple rounds of brainstorming. There was conjecture that a significant number of sitting MPs, perhaps as many as one-third, might be rested and that several well-known candidates from the younger generation might be fielded.

Amit Shah, the home minister, and J P Nadda, the party president, paid Modi a visit prior to the CEC meeting. It is thought that during their conversation, they talked about the guidelines for the candidate selection process. According to sources, Shah and Nadda discussed around 250 seats during their brainstorming sessions with state leaders, including 50 in Uttar Pradesh, from which the party hopes to win a landslide and increase its total of 62 seats gained in 2019. First list is probably on Friday or Saturday, according to party insiders.

When benching some of the incumbents, age and "nonperformance" are thought to be important considerations. However, party sources stated that the bulk of current OBC MPs would be re-elected since the BJP has become the community's clear favorite and because the high brass is reportedly happy with the performance of OBC MPs.

85 of the 303 Lok Sabha MPs for the BJP are OBC, or almost 30% of the total, which shows how well-liked the party is among OBC people. According to sources, BJP leaders are also being "generous" in their seat-sharing arrangements with NDA allies, including smaller caste-based parties in states like Uttar Pradesh, because they see these parties as essential to securing 370 seats for the party and 400 for the alliance, in line with Modi's call for the alliance to win 400 seats.