New Delhi: Congress in a fix over handing election tickets to MLAs

Congress in dilemma over poll tickets
New Delhi, Oct 12; There were voices of dissent at the Congress' first election committee meeting to shortlist candidates for 70 seats for the upcoming assembly elections, sheduled in December. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that there was a need to name just one candidate instead of three names for the 42 assembly constituencies.

The meeting of the 27-member committee ended in a tussle for power. There was disagreement over repeating MLAs and Rahul Gandhi's call for the empowerment of the grassroots looked like a distant dream as there was less space for new MLAs.

The candidate list comprises sitting MLAs and few first timers

The only ray of hope that lingers around is that MLAs with a criminal record will have to appear before the AICC's screening committee and present their details and only those with a clean record stand a chance.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president JP Agarwal said that the commmittee may submit a panel of three names in order to make the shortlisting process more democratic.

While some supported Dikshit, others were of the panel's opinion. As of now the list looks like a repeat of most sitting MLAs.

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