Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BJP to field candidates in all seats in Cochin Corpn, Zilla Panchayat

KOCHI: The NDA, led by the BJP, has decided to field candidates in all seats to both Cochin Corporation and Zilla Pancyayat in the district. Announcing the first phase list of candidates, BJP State Secretary A N Radhakrishnan said the NDA alliance, led by his party, had decided to field candidates for all the seats in the ensuing elections to local bodies in the district. Expressing the confidence that the party would perform well and the situation was very conducive to the party in the elections to the local bodies, Radhakrishnan said the BJP would field many prominent people in to the elections to the Cochin Corporation.

Asked about the ratio of the BJP and its alliance, the BJP leader said out of the 74 seats, BJP would field its own candidates and other seats would be divided to its constituents. Since, the roots of small parties in the NDA were very deep, the party would give more seats to those in their respective area to ensure more representation of the party in local bodies, he said adding some independents would also field candidates in the election and those independents would also contest elections in the BJP election symbol of lotus. The second and final list of the candidates would be announced tomorrow, he added.

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