Lucknow, March 4:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Uttar Pradesh flew to New Delhi Tuesday to deliberate on the list of candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
They will discuss the first list of candidates which is likely to be released by Holi (March 17).
Senior BJP leaders, privy to the selection process for the 80 Lok Sabha seats, told IANS that after the completion of the ‘Vijay Shankhnad’ rallies in the state, the national office bearers were analyzing the contribution of party leaders.
The party has gathered information on party candidates likely to be named through inputs from local units as well as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the feedback is currently being collated for decision making.
“After the Tuesday meeting, names of the shortlisted LS candidates would be sent to the parliamentary board for approval,” a senior party leader said.
The BJP parliamentary board is scheduled to meet March 8 and again March 13 in the national capital.
General secretary in-charge of the state and close Narendra Modi aide, Amit Shah, has been camping in the state capital for the past few days, taking direct feedback on seats, from party workers and old timers.