Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its first list of 160 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
Ghatlodia constituency will be represented by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. Union ministers Mansukh Mandaviya, Bhupendra Yadav and state BJP president CR Patil announced the candidates in a joint press conference.
Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, has been given ticket from Jamnagar North seat. Former Congress leader Hardik Patel, who quit the party to join BJP, will contest from Viramgam constituency. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi will contest from Majura assembly constituency.
BJP CEC meeting
Significantly, regarding the Gujarat Assembly elections, the BJP held a meeting of the Central Election Committee (CEC) at the party headquarters under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, where National President JP Nadda, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav, Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and others arrived.
Soon after the meeting, former Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and three other ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders announced that they would not participate in the state’s upcoming assembly elections to make way for new faces.
Rupani served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from August 2016 to September 2021. He is currently the MLA from Rajkot West.
BJP core group meeting
BJP core group meeting for Gujarat elections was held at Nadda’s residence on Tuesday evening.
Gujarat has been a BJP stronghold for decades and the party is running for a seventh term.
Elections will be held in Gujarat on December 1 and December 5.
While the Congress wants to oust the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is also working hard to do well in the elections.