The first list of Congress’ candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections is likely to be declared by September 25. Besides, the fate of six BSP-turned Congress legislators will also be decided but by keeping a sympatric attitude.
This was informed by state in-charge Gurudas Kamat after the meeting of state election committee held on Sunday. In the meeting, leaders like Ashok Gehlot, Girija Vyas, CP Joshi, and Mohan Prakash were conspicuous by their absence.
“The way ticket distribution is taking place, we hope to declare the first list of candidates by September 25. Decision over six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) turned Congress MLAs will also be taken but with a sympathetic attitude,” said Gurudas Kamat.
Sources said the leaders who lost their security deposit in last election will not be given ticket while decision over those, who lost during past two elections or lost by a huge margin of 25,000-30,000, is yet pending. In meeting, division-wise sub-committees were formed who decided the panel of probable candidates on each Assembly seat. It took around nine hours to complete the work.
The panel list was submitted to Kamat in sealed envelopes.
Division-wise sub-committees didn’t include the local leaders of that division. Leaders of various sub-committees also submitted their opinion about the candidates in their region. Kamat informed that opinion of local MPs will also be taken while selecting candidates. Screening committee will also decide that whether MPs can contest Assembly election or not.
Sub-committees that decided the panel for Bharatpur region included Narayan Singh, BD Kalla and Jitendra Singh, Bikaner region sub-committee included Sheesh Ram Ola, Girija Vyas, Moolchand Meena, Kota division comprised Chandresh Kumari, Suresh Chaudhary and Sachin Pilot.