Raipur. Brainstorming on names for the assembly elections has started again in the meeting of the Congress Election Committee. After the visit of screening committee chairman Ajay Maken, the formula for ticket distribution in Congress was changed. It is being told that Maken has rejected the list prepared by the election committee and has asked to decide on a single name for all the 90 seats. After that, the State Election Committee of Congress again started the process of deciding the names at the division level. This was discussed in the marathon meeting of the committee at CM House on Saturday. This sequence will continue.
In the election committee meeting held at the Chief Minister’s residence, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Deputy Chief Minister TS Singhdev, State Incharge Kumari Selja, State President Deepak Baij, Assembly Speaker Charandas Mahant, Tamradhwaj Sahu once again brainstormed the names of the contenders received from the districts. It is being told that intensive discussions were held to decide on a single name in all 90 assembly constituencies. The tickets of MLAs whose reports are bad are in danger. It is said that in the screening committee meeting yesterday on Friday, while rejecting the list prepared by the PCC, Ajay Maken was clearly told that the State Congress Committee should decide on a single name for all the seats.
There is a problem in the tickets of these MLAs
On the basis of the survey report of Congress, it is being said that the seats of the MLAs where they are stuck in the panel are in danger. These include more than a dozen MLAs. It is being told that a dozen MLAs are trapped in the panel. Among them are Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam from Pratappur Assembly, Kunkuri MLA UD Minj, Navagarh MLA Gurudayal Singh Banjare, Kasdol MLA Shakuntala Sahu, Pandaria MLA Mamta Chandrakar, Saraipali MLA Kismatlal Nand, Bilaigarh MLA Chandradev Rai, Kanker MLA Shishupal Sori, Jagdalpur MLA Rekhchand Jain. , Narayanpur Chandan Kashyap, Dogargaon MLA Daleshwar Sahu, Dongargarh MLA Bhuneshwar Baghel’s name is stuck in the panel. The party is considering their names along with the contenders.
Due to large number of MLAs, it is difficult to choose – TS
Regarding ticket distribution, Deputy Chief Minister TS Singhdev said, it is not necessary that all 71 MLAs get tickets. It is not possible for all the MLAs to have their tickets canceled. The names of the winning candidates are being discussed. Our number of MLAs is large, so it is difficult to choose.
Discussion on every seat based on survey report – Selja
PCC in-charge Kumari Selja said, winability is the biggest thing for us. Discussion is being held on the basis of survey report on every seat. We are assessing seat by seat. Meetings will continue and Congress will distribute tickets as per its procedure.
discussion of secret survey
According to Congress sources, the single names sent by the State Congress Election Committee to the screening committee will be approved only if they match the secret survey conducted by AICC. Now the election committee will send its names based on the feedback here, which AICC will match with its survey list and take the final decision.