CHANDIGARH, September 4: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today strongly refuted the reports being circulated in the social media about the party having announced a list of candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.
He said, it is the handiwork of some mischievous elements to create confusion.
Capt Amarinder said, unlike other parties the Congress party has a proper, transparent and well established system and procedure for finalising the candidates.
He disclosed that the list of applicants was still with the PCC and it was being scrutinised for various eligibility criteria prescribed for the candidates by the party.
He said, the list will be submitted to the high command within a week, where it will be referred to the screening committee and the final decision will be taken by the Central Election Committee (CEC) headed by the Congress president.
The PCC president disclosed that the circulation of the purported list was the handiwork of some mischievous elements who did not seem even familiar with Punjabi pronunciation of names, the way they had been mentioned in the said list.
Capt Amarinder said, the party will update everyone about the process and also the date when the list will be submitted to the high command by the PCC.