Punjab polls: Cong sets Aug 15 deadline to apply for ticket

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2016 22:33 IST
Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing party workers at the grain market ground in Ludhiana Thursday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh said ticket aspirants had been asked to submit their applications to the state unit by August 15, here on Thursday.

Interacting with people and party workers during ‘Halke vich Captain’ at the Atam Nagar assembly segment on Thursday, the state Congress chief said the party would ensure proper distribution of tickets and only winnable candidates would be considered. He said 35 tickets of the total 117 would be given to the youth.

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He said the applications would be scrutinised before sending the list to the high command. He also directed Congress workers to support the candidate fielded party in the elections.

He claimed the Congress was getting a tremendous response from the public and the party should contest the assembly elections on its own. However, the final decision on contesting polls would be taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


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