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Gujarat BJP chief: Party will give tickets to these above 60 for Assembly polls

C R Paatil

The BJP will enable candidates above 60 years of age to contest the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in line with BJP state president CR Paatil.

The celebration swept the native physique polls held early this 12 months with contemporary faces getting an opportunity to contest after candidates above 60 years have been barred from contesting. However, that bar doesn’t apply to the upcoming Assembly elections, Paatil stated on Monday.

Addressing BJP staff and supporters in Amreli throughout an occasion organised to felicitate Parshottam Rupala on his elevation as Union minister of cupboard rank, Paatil stated, “The BJP, at its parliamentary board meeting, took some decisions like not allotting tickets to people older than 60 years. It applies to (municipal) corporations and district panchayats (polls) and does not apply to Assembly elections…”

In the run as much as the native physique polls in February this 12 months, Paatil had introduced that the parliamentary board had determined to to not allot tickets to these above 60 years of age or those that have served three phrases in a neighborhood physique, to contest elections to municipal companies, municipalities, district panchayats and taluka panchayats within the state.

Paatil had additionally introduced that multiple member from a household wouldn’t be made an office-bearer of the celebration and that one particular person wouldn’t get to carry multiple workplace concurrently. “Due to these decisions, youths got opportunities. They seized the opportunity and thanks to their acceptance (by the public), we scored grand victories in the local body polls,” stated the BJP president.

The bar set for the native physique elections was imagined to be a dry run for the Assembly elections. Paatil’s assertion comes forward of Assembly elections in a sign that the BJP has switched to election mode, after yatras taken out by Union ministers over the previous week.


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