Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife, Rivaba Jadeja, is among those likely to get BJP tickets to vote in the Gujarat state assembly as the party’s central election committee will meet today to decide on finalizing candidates, sources said.
The party, now in power in Gujarat for 27 years, may not field some senior leaders such as former chief minister Vijrupani and former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel. It is understood those over the age of 75 will be ineligible, as will relatives of MPs and MLAs.
Rivaba Jadeja has been with the BJP for about three years as a mechanical engineer related to Congress veteran Hari Singh Solanki.she is married Ravindra Jadgar 2016.
Sources said Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor will be the congressional inputs for the BJP candidates and this time there will be no large incumbent MLAs.
The panel will meet under the chairmanship of party chairman JP Nadda and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister.
Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah, is scheduled to vote from December 1 to 5. The results will be announced on December 8, as will Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP also wants to retain power.
The party’s caucus in Gujarat met in Delhi on Tuesday – for three hours at JP Nadda’s home – to discuss names as a preparatory step for today’s meeting. Members of the group include Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, State Unit President CR Patil and Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, among others.
The election turned out to be a three-way struggle. While Congress, which last increased its vote share and seats, has kept a low profile — it says it was intentional — the Amu Ademi party has launched a major campaign determined to disrupt what it calls a “friendly game”. two main political parties.
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