Minister Ravindra Choubey’s statement has given sleepless nights to veteran leaders who had dreamed of contesting elections on Congress ticket in Chhattisgarh. Even after the Congress wave in 2018, the party will not give tickets to those who lose the elections. Under the Udaipur formula, Congress is going to gamble on youth and women. The news of many sitting MLAs being denied tickets has increased the tension of the leaders. Congress can give opportunity to new faces on about 40 seats in Chhattisgarh. This has also been agreed upon in the meeting of senior leaders.
Congress party has decided the formula for giving tickets to the candidates. The party will not give tickets again to the candidates who lost in 2018. Not only this, the party has also decided that the stake will be played on only those leaders who can bring victory, meaning the old face will not work. In the 2018 assembly elections, Congress had to face defeat on 22 out of 90 seats. Now it has been decided that Congress is going to bet on new faces on 22 seats.
Report of 18 MLAs weak in survey
Political sources say that Congress had decided on its candidates, but the top leadership had conducted a survey and the report of 18 MLAs was weak. After this the leaders have again brainstormed regarding the ticket. There is also news that this time Congress is cutting the tickets of many sitting MLAs. It is almost certain that the tickets of those leaders whose report has been bad in the Congress survey will be cut. If we look at the figures of 22 new faces and 18 MLAs with bad reports, this figure reaches 40. Overall, this time new faces can be seen on 40 out of 90 seats.
First place in the list doesn’t matter
On the first list of Congress candidates, Minister Ravindra Choubey said that coming first in the list does not matter. After the release of BJP’s first list, infighting is visible. Congress Core Committee meeting has taken place. Short listing of applications has been finalized. Some seats have one to two panels and most seats have a single name final. The committee will sit once again and then the list will be finalised. New faces and youth will get a chance this time.
Four major committees of Congress were formed
Ravindra Choubey, minister in Bhupesh Baghel government, told the media that assembly elections are near. The code of conduct will be imposed after the final publication of the voter list. The top leadership of Congress has formed four major committees for the elections in Chhattisgarh. Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant has been given the responsibility in the election campaign committee. The most important is the core group committee, which will be headed by in-charge Selja. Minister Choubey said that Congress is fully prepared to defeat its opponents in the elections.