Leaked: Punjab Congress Candidates list, Amarinder says fake
Congress went into damage control mode, after a “list” of Congress candidates for the 2017 Punjab election went viral on social media. It naturally resulte i a major ruckus among ticket hopefuls. Later, state party chief Capt Amarinder Singh clarified that the official list is yet to be announced.
He said the “fake” list was the handiwork of “mischievous” elements to create confusion.
Unlike other parties, the Congress has a proper, transparent and well established system and procedure for finalising candidates, he said.
He disclosed that the list of applicants was still with the PCC and it was being scrutinised for various eligibility criteria prescribed for the candidates. “The list will be submitted to the high command within a week, where 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,” he said.
Amarinder said, the party will update everyone about the process and also the date when the list will be submitted to the high command by the Punjab Congress Committee.