Modi to arrive in Delhi to finalise candidates

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 05:22 hrs

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be here Thursday to finalise candidates for the first phase of the assembly elections in the state.

"Modi will arrive in the capital on a flight from Ahmedabad between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon," said an official of the Gujarat Bhavan here.

Modi will be attending a meeting of the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The filing of nominations has already begun following the notification by the Election Commission Nov 17. Elections in the state are being held over two phases on Dec 13 and 17. The votes will be counted Dec 20.

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