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Friday, 1 January 2021

Flood of aspirants for Cong ticket in Muktsar, party in fix

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, December 31

The district Congress leadership is in a catch-22 situation as a large number of party workers has applied for the ticket in the forthcoming municipal council elections.

Around 130 party workers have applied from 27 wards in Malout. There are five aspirants for the Congress ticket in each ward in Gidderbaha. The situation is almost similar in Muktsar.

It has become difficult for the party to allocate tickets. "For the past one week, we have been receiving applications from aspirants. About 130 people have applied to date. More applications are expected in three days. We will first prepare a merit list and then the leadership will allocate ticket to winnable candidates," said Nathu Ram Gandhi, Malout block president.

On his part, Deepak Garg, Gidderbaha block president, said: "In 19 wards, we have 60 aspirants. In such a situation, we are conducting two surveys to see the winnability of potential candidates. One such survey is being conducted by us at the local level and the other by MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring."

In Muktsar town, former MLA Karan Kaur Brar is holding meetings with party activists to finalise the names of candidates.

A ticket aspirant said: "It is our right to seek the party ticket. The denial of ticket will certainly result in rebellion in some wards. The party should allocate ticket on the basis of winnability and not proximity to a certain group.

from The Tribune

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