Channi, who is currently an MLA from Chamkaur Sahib seat in the Punjab Assembly, may also be fielded from the Adampur constituency, which falls in the Doaba region, where Dalits are the deciding factor.
The meeting of the Central Election Committee was held under the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi. Sources said that all the candidates of the party were discussed in the virtual meeting but the list was not released on Thursday. He said that since there was no consensus on about five seats, the party’s screening committee may meet again on Friday to reach a decision. Sources said that the Congress will release the list of candidates for the Punjab Assembly elections in a day or two.
The BJP’s Central Election Committee on Thursday held a meeting to finalize the party’s candidates for the seats where polling will be held in the initial phases of Uttar Pradesh elections beginning February 10. BJP president JP Nadda and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, all three of whom have contracted coronavirus, attended the meeting via video conferencing, while several other leaders from Uttar Pradesh, including Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, attended the meeting. took. physically met. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also going to attend the virtual meeting.
Voting for 58 and 55 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly will be held on February 10 and February 14, respectively. Polling is to be held in seven phases in the state. Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab assembly elections will also be held on February 14. The BJP may drop several sitting MLAs to neutralize the anti-incumbency wave at the local level, but it may field Adityanath from Ayodhya. A five-time former Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur, Adityanath is currently a member of the state’s Legislative Council.