Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today denied the party has announced a list of candidates for the state elections next year reports of which are circulating in the social media, saying it is the handiwork of some “mischievous elements to create confusion”.
“Unlike other parties, Congress has a proper, transparent and well-established system and procedure for finalising the candidates,” he said, adding the list of applicants is still with the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) and is being scrutinised.
It will be submitted to the High Command within a week after which it will be referred to the screening committee and the final decision will be taken by the Central Election Committee (CEC) headed by the Congress president, Amarinder said.
Circulation of the purported list on social media was the handiwork of some mischievous elements who did not even seem to be familiar with Punjabi pronunciation of names, he alleged.
Amarinder said, the party will update everyone about the process and also the date when the list will be submitted to the High Command. PTI
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