Ludhiana: Despite the demand of party leaders and workers of early announcement of candidates for elections, Senior Congress leader and in-charge of Punjab Congress Asha Kumari said that the party is not in a hurry to announce the list of candidates.
Asha Kumari was talking to media persons at Circuit House here on Thursday. She held several rounds of meetings with leaders and workers of party constituency wise and heard their grievances.
She told that the Congress party followed a procedure to announce the candidates for elections and applications were invited till August 15. “After the applications will be checked by the screening committee, report will be sought from the District Congress Committees, state level committees and at last meeting of central election committee would be held to finalise the list of candidates”, she revealed.
Replying to a question, she told that the announcement of party candidates was a prerogative of the party president Sonia Gandhi and it would be done after a proper procedure and at a right time.
“Aam Aadmi Party has announced the list of 19 candidates without following any procedure and resulted in revolt but Congress will follow procedure and announce the list at right time”, said Asha Kumari.
Replying to a demand of the party workers to announce Capt Amarinder Singh as chief ministerial candidate, Asha Kumari said that everything would be done at the right time but now party’s national president Sonia Gandhi was not well and the decision would be taken shortly. “I shall convey the feelings of the party workers to high command”, she said.
In reply, Asha Kumari said that she had interacted with the workers of Ludhiana district and felt that party would win all seats in Ludhiana.
“If any person has any issue, I will personally visit him and appeal to support for the party”, she said categorically.
Congressmen indulge in leg pulling
The factionalism in DCC again comes to fore during the interaction of the party leaders and the workers with Ashu Kumari.
The supporters of former DCC (U) president Pawan Dewan rued that the workers were being ignored in the party and senior leaders were distributing appointment letters in every ward without any screening of the person concerned. DCC (U) president Gurpreet Bassi Gogi said that the district Congress was united and aspirants of the party ticket were trying to get themselves highlighted during the meetings in the presence of senior party leaders.
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