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BJP meets to finalise candidates for polls in Kerala, TN, Puducherry

A meeting was held at BJP chief JP Nadda's residence in to discuss the strategy and finalise candidates for the upcoming assembly elections

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A meeting was held at the (BJP) chief JP Nadda's residence in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the strategy and finalise candidates for the upcoming assembly election for two states--Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Union Territory Puducherry.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present at the meeting which continued till late 1:00 am on Saturday.

BJP National General Secretary BL Santhosh was also present in the meeting which started at 7:30 pm and where the leaders discussed the party's strategy for the polls.

Kerala BJP Co-Incharge, CN Ashwath Narayan said it was a preliminary meeting to discuss the final candidates for Assembly polls

"The election committee will finalise the names tomorrow," he added.

Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan said "All names of the candidates will be announced tomorrow by the parliamentary committee after the meeting."

Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in a single phase on April 6. Counting of votes for all four states and one Union Territory will take place on May 2.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, March 13 2021. 08:59 IST