The list of candidates can be released on Monday.

New Delhi:

Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were the main issues discussed in the BJP Central Election Committee in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There is a Congress government in both these states and the BJP is trying to come to power here. In the first phase, rajasthan elections were discussed. According to sources, discussions were held on 65 seats in Rajasthan. During this time, many big faces and sitting MPs can be contesting the assembly elections. Chhattisgarh has 90 seats, the names of candidates for the remaining 69 seats were discussed.

The meeting lasted more than three hours.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president J P Nadda and other members of the CEC were present in the meeting that lasted for more than three hours in the presence of Prime Minister Modi. Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP's election in-charge for Rajasthan Prahlad Joshi, in-charge Arun Singh and state unit chief C P Joshi also attended the meeting. At the meeting of the Central Election Committee on Chhattisgarh, former Chief Minister Raman Singh, state president Arun Sao and election in-charge Mansukh Mandaviya along with some other senior leaders of the state made their presence felt.

The list of candidates can be released on Monday.

There was a possibility that the list of candidates could be released after this meeting, but no official list was released by the BJP. The list of the two states is likely to be released on Monday, sources said. In these meetings, bjp's core group leaders, who are busy chalking out the party's poll strategy, discussed a range of issues and names of candidates and then presented them before the CEC, sources said.

BJP's strategy for Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

All parties, including BJP, Congress, are currently in election mode. Assembly elections are due in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram later this year. The BJP has already released two lists of candidates for Madhya Pradesh and one for Chhattisgarh. With four MPs, including three Union ministers, being nominated as candidates for Madhya Pradesh, there is a buzz that the BJP may field some Union ministers belonging to the state in Rajasthan as well. Also, there is talk of making some other MPs candidates.

PM Modi's visit to Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a tour of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh today. He will lay the foundation stone, lay the foundation stone and inaugurate development projects worth about Rs 7000 crore in Rajasthan. These include the Mehsana-Bhatinda-Gurdaspur gas pipeline in Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore, and a four-lane road construction on NH-12 (new NH-52) on the Darah-Jhalawar-tender section, costing over Rs 1,480 crore.