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Tough decision ahead for party: One seat, many candidates

delhi Updated: Oct 26, 2008 00:39 IST
Moushumi Das Gupta
Moushumi Das Gupta
Hindustan Times
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The real test for the Congress’s central election committee will begin when it sits down to select candidates for some of the contentious seats — where more than one party heavyweight is aspiring for a ticket.

A case in point is the Malviya Nagar seat. Two senior party leaders — Health Minister Yoganand Shastri and former chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women Kiran Walia — are fighting for a ticket from this seat.

While Shastri is the sitting MLA, Walia is claiming ticket from the same seat on the grounds that large parts of her now dissolved Hauz Khas seat has merged with Malviya Nagar.

The Jangpura seat is another example. Tarvinder Singh Marwah is the sitting MLA from this seat, while Tajdar Babar, an MLA from the former Minto Road seat, is lobbying hard for a ticket from the same seat.

Besides, there are a few seats where the party high command is not keen to repeat the non-performing sitting MLAs.

These include Babarpur, Ghonda and Narela seats from where Vinay Singh, Bheesam Sharma and Charan Singh Kandhera, respectively, are the sitting MLAs.