Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the state BJP chief RC Faldu are most likely to visit the national capital on November 20 to meet national parliamentary board leaders to finalise the list of candidates for the upcoming elections in the state. As per reports in the Times of India, Modi and Faldu will meet BJP president Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders like LK Advani, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.
The list of candidates for the first phase will most probably be declared by November 22. While in Delhi, Modi may also meet former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee who has been ailing for sometime now.
Voting for the Assembly Elections is to take place on December 13 and 17 and the results will be announced on December 20. These elections are considered to be a litmus test for the Gujarat Chief Minister who is looking to beat the incumbency factor and return to power. It is also being said that if Modi is successful in retaining the hot seat in 2012 then his claim to be BJP’s prime ministerial candidate will become stronger.