Political activities are gaining momentum across the country ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The Central Election Committee of the BJP met in New Delhi on Tuesday night to discuss the names of candidates for the polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari, and other senior party leaders were among those who attended the meeting.
This was the second meeting of the committee to finalise the names. The party is yet to announce its first list of candidates. Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, the Congress has refused to form an alliance with AAP in Delhi. He told reporters that the two parties are not in talks with each other.
Social media platforms and Internet and Mobile Association of India will come up with a Code of Ethics by this evening for the parliamentary elections. The Election Commission met the representatives of these organisations in New Delhi yesterday on the use of social media ahead of the polls.
Representatives of Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google among others attended the meeting. Elections to 543 parliamentary seats will be held in seven phases from 11th of next month till 19th May. Counting of votes will be taken up on 23rd of May.