Congress will begin announcing names of its candidates for the upcoming civic polls from Sunday, said Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Arun Yadav.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Yadav said youth and active workers would be given priority. He also said the first list of candidates' names would be announced on Sunday evening, and subsequently, in next couple of days, all the names would be announced.
Yadav said there will be no quota system viz recommendation of leaders for tickets, rather, purely on merit and winnability, the candidate would be selected. "PCC sent observers across state and the central observers also came. On the basis of their reports, the tickets will be given," he said.
Earlier, the poll committee meeting was held at PCC. On a question that why top Congress leaders from the state, especially, central leaders, hadn't arrived here yet even as the election meetings were held, Yadav said that the central leaders' cooperation is available and they would come for campaign. The PCC chief said if any Congress worker was found working against the party's candidate, such a person should consider himself out of the party.
He added that the senior party leaders and legislators will be given responsibility to ensure victories of candidates in their areas. On the issue of indiscipline in the party and questions being raised over his (Yadav's) leadership, the PCC chief said that if any leader has any issue, he should say it at the party forum.
Regarding Premchand Guddu's letter to party's general secretary in-charge of MP, Mohan Prakash, in which Guddu complained against Yadav, the PCC president said it was not a big issue if a Congress man writes to the party's state in-charge.
Meanwhile, the Mahila Congress national president Shobha Oza has said that she has asked the party leaders to ensure that active woman workers of the Mahila Congress should be given tickets on priority, instead of leaders' wives.