Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress will release its list of candidates for ensuing Punjab Assembly Elections probably in the first week of December. The process for the scrutiny of candidatures, received from the aspirant of party tickers is on, claimed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh, here on Friday.
Talking to media persons PPCC chief said that after scrutiny of candidatures, a list of shortlisted candidates will be sent to the party high command. “It is the high command to
take the final call then”, he added.
Asha Kumari, election incharge of Punjab Congress, says the shortlisting of the candidatures is going on at micro-level. A list of the suitable candidates will be sent to the All Indian Congress Committee for the final approval, she claims.
The Congress Party, this time again, has been trailing its main rival Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which released its first list of 69 candidates on Wednesday. Contesting Assembly elections with its political partner (BJP) on sharing basis, the SAD will contest on 93 seats while the rest 24 has been left for the BJP.
The BJP has also not come up with its list of candidates as of now. Contesting Punjab Assembly Elections for the first time, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already fielded its candidates in 91 assembly constituencies.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has already made clear to contest the elections independently at all 117 seats.
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