Congress has asked senior party leaders, including those who contested general elections, to contest upcoming Delhi polls. (Photo Credit: PTI)
New Delhi :
With less than three weeks to go for Delhi Assembly Elections 2020, Congress is expected to announce its list of candidates today. The list has already been finalized by the Congress Election Committee, said the party's Delhi unit chief Subash Chopra said. "We have discussed most of the seats and the list will be out soon," Chopra was quoted as saying by ANI. “This will be decided by the high command,” Chopra said when asked to comment on whether senior leaders will contest the upcoming polls in the national capital.
Chopra himself would not be contesting the election as he has been given the responsibility to manage the elections.
The grand old party has not been able to find a suitable candidate to field against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi Assembly constituency. Congress has asked senior party leaders, including those who contested general elections, to contest upcoming Delhi polls.
held a meeting of senior party leaders and asked all the senior leaders of Delhi Congress, including those who contested Lok Sabha polls, to contest the upcoming Delhi assembly election. This was decided in a meeting in the presence of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.
Former minister Aravinder Singh Lovely from his traditional Gandhi Nagar seat. Alka Lamba, who quit AAP to join Congress, is expected to get the ticket from the Chandni Chowk seat. Lamba has won the seat in 2015.
According to sources, Congress will field six women candidates in this election. Apart from Alka Lamba, they are expected to field Poonam Azad, wife of Kirti Azad, from Sangam Vihar, Radhika Khera from Janakpuri, Akanksha Ola from Model Town, Neetu Verma from Malviya Nagar and Krishna Tirath from Patel Nagar.
Congress is also expected to give tickets to two candidates each from Youth Congress and NSUI ranks. While Shubham Sharma and Amandeep Sudan are expected to contest from Tuglaqabad and Rajouri Garden, former DUSU president Rocky Tusser and Akshay Kumar may get tickets from Rajendra Nagar and Kondali.