Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has shortlisted 600 of the 1600 applications received from those aspiring for party tickets for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.
PPCC chief Capt. Amrinder Singh today disclosed that the remaining 1000 applications had been rejected on technical grounds, related to failure to meet the stringent eligibility conditions laid down by the party. All applications were subjected to a thorough check and only 600 were found to be in order after close scrutiny.
Capt. Amrinder Singh said that most of theapplications were found to be ”Incomplete”, while some applicants failed to provide contact details, as required, of two persons from the booths in their respective constituencies.
”We are taking all steps to ensure that no candidate is selected without a detailed background check. Corruption and dishonesty have no place in the Congress culture and we will not allow anyone to mar the party.” Captain Amarinder Singh said.