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Cong for 'strong' candidates for Assembly polls

delhi Updated: Aug 17, 2008 13:43 IST

Aiming for a "record comeback", Congress in Delhi is zeroing-in on "strong" candidates to ensure party's third successive victory in the Assembly polls later this year.

Congress has already constituted several committees headed by experienced leaders to focus on candidates and carrying campaigns ahead of the elections.

Besides appointing observers to prepare a list of considerable candidates for each constituencies, a central screening committee and separate panels for manifesto, publicity, publication and media management have been put in place.

The process of selecting candidates began on August five when DPCC-appointed observers gathered views of district-level committees for probable candidates for different seats and submitted it on August nine.

The meeting, which was attended by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, AIIC General Secretary in-charge Ashok Gehlot and DPCC president Jai Prakash Aggarwal, concentrated on discussing the best possible candidates, a senior Delhi Congress leader said.

The second round started from August 13 with appointments of four observers -- Ram Prakash, Harikesh Bahadur, Chandresh Kumari and Harish Rawat by the AICC.

"The second round will last till August 19 after which the observers will suggest three probable candidates for each constituency. Name of the candidates among probables will be finalised by the central screening committee," the leader said.