BJP plans to shelve no-re­peat the­ory

DNA (Delhi) - - GAME OF THRONES - Chin­tan Acharya chin­tan.acharya@dnain­dia.net

Gu­jarat BJP has opted to put aside the no re­peat the­ory and plans to keep most of its can­di­dates same. The party’s par­lia­men­tary board meet­ing re­it­er­ated the same on Fri­day at CM Vi­jay Ru­pani’s res­i­dence in Gandhinagar in pres­ence of na­tional pres­i­dent Amit Shah. The party is of the opin­ion that most of MLAs don’t face anti-in­cum­bency fac­tor in their con­stituency and have a clean image, so they could be re­peated once again.

A very se­nior leader present in the meet­ing said on con­di­tion of anonymity, “We have re­ceived a pos­i­tive opin­ion from party work­ers for most of the MLAs. Var­i­ous lead­ers in­clud­ing Amit Shah have vis­ited dif­fer­ent parts of the state and gath­ered the opin­ion of grass­root level work­ers. The over­all sense says there is hardly any anti-in­cum­bancy fac­tor against sit­ting MLAs. Of course, there are sev­eral ex­cep­tions and those can be man­aged.”

The party pre­pared a list of can­di­dates in the form of panel of three con­tenders for each of the seats in state and that would be pre­sented be­fore the high com­mand. “The names in the each of the panel is in the pref­er­en­tial or­der and those will be sent to the cen­tral par­lia­men­tary board. Amit Bhai will hand over this list to the Cen­tral board of the party to take the fi­nal call on the list,” added the leader.

The state par­lia­men­tary board will sit again on Satur­day and will pre­pare the se­cond list of names for the fi­nal phase of the polls. Amit Shah will also be present in the meet­ing. On Sun­day, Amit Shah will travel in Mehsana, Banaskan­tha and Patan dis­trict and would meet the work­ers and lead­ers of party in th­ese dis­tricts.

On Sun­day, Amit Shah will travel to Mehsana, Banaskan­tha and Patan dis­tricts to meet work­ers and lead­ers

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