MCG civic polls: BJP first off the blocks
Gurugram: The Bhartiya Janata party is leaving no stone unturned to be victorious in the elections of the richest municipal body of the state that will be held on September 24.
On Tuesday, the core group of the party under the leadership of Chief Minister ML Khattar held a meeting on the selection of candidates for the civic polls at Haryana Bhawan in Delhi.
Senior leaders of the party from the state and district that included Rao Inderjeet Singh, Captain Abhimanyu, Subash Barala and Krishna Pal Gurjar were present in the meeting.
Having received more than 600 applications for the post of councillors, it was decided to form a sub-committee for the selection of candidates among the applicants.
The committee will be headed by BJP state President Subash Barala and will comprise of other senior members like OP Dhankar, Krishna Pal Gurjar and Nirmala Bairagi.
The party members that that the main attributes that will be seen in the candidate's profile will be his work ethic towards delivering honest and progressive governance.
Large number of candidates has also resulted in challenges of ticket distribution for the party as many members belong to groups of senior leaders like Rao Inderjeet, Rao Narbir and also Umesh Aggarwal. Besides BJP, the other party that has decided to contest on the party symbol is Indian National Lok Dal.
Parties like Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have decided to not contest on their symbols and have decided to support the independents that back their ideology.