Congress delegates observers across MP to select candidates

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 16:39 IST

The Congress is sending hundreds of observers across the state for the selection of candidates for the forthcoming civic body elections in Madhya Pradesh. The elections will be held in 15 municipal corporations, 64 municipal councils and over 200 other smaller civic bodies across the state.

The party has decided to send three observers to each civic body so that a report from ground is obtained before finalising the tickets. With nearly 300 civic bodies, the number of observers that would be sent across the state, goes to nearly 1,000. In fact, this is one of the biggest such exercises by the party ahead of the municipal elections.

Party leaders say that the observers would reach the civic bodies by October 15. Subsequently, they will meet the local party workers, apart from seeing the ground situation and meeting the ticket aspirants. On their return, they would submit their report. The tickets would be finalized after taking the reports into consideration.

The Congress hopes that the exercise would help the party in selecting the right and winnable candidates. After losing Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the party hopes that a better performance in the upcoming civic elections could turn the tide in its favour and may energise the cadre. The elections are slated in November and December this year.

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