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Punjab Congress candidate list circulates on social media, Capt calls it fake

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday denied the announcement of a list of candidates for the state elections next year, reports of which are circulating on the social media, saying it is the handiwork of some “mischievous elements to create confusion”.

punjab Updated: Sep 04, 2016 18:08 IST
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Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh
Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh (HT File Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday denied the announcement of a list of candidates for the state elections next year, reports of which are circulating on the social media, saying it is the handiwork of some “mischievous elements to create confusion”.

“Unlike other parties, Congress has a proper, transparent and well-established system and procedure for finalising the candidates,” he said, adding the list of applicants is still with the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) and is being scrutinised.

It will be submitted to the high command within a week, after which it will be referred to the screening committee and the final decision will be taken by the Central Election Committee (CEC) headed by the Congress president, said Amarinder.

Circulation of the purported list on social media was the handiwork of some mischievous elements who did not even seem to be familiar with Punjabi pronunciation of names, he alleged.

Amarinder said the party will update everyone about the process and also the date when the list will be submitted to the high command.