Congress list to be finalized by Friday

Bengaluru: The first list of Congress candidates for the State Assembly elections is likely to be released in two to three days.

Although the screening committee that began deliberations in New Delhi from Monday has shortlisted a set of candidates, the Central Election Committee of the party will meet on April 13 to give its nod to the list.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara, All India Congress Committee secretary and in charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, along with Central Election Committee members Madhusudan Mistry and Ashok Gehlot, held daylong deliberations with various groups of contenders, including minority community members.

According to Congress sources, the party was not keen on allotting ticket to aged candidates and those who had lost three times. Besides, incumbent MLCs and MPs are also not likely to be accommodated.


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