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Cong to launch ‘primaries’ in New Delhi constituency

Imams at a convention on Lok Sabha elections held at the Jama Masjid on Saturday. PRaveen Khanna Imams at a convention on Lok Sabha elections held at the Jama Masjid on Saturday. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 23, 2014 12:47 am

The All-India Congress Committee announced the opening of ‘primaries’ to select Lok Sabha candidates for the New Delhi constituency.

“The primaries has been started for the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat and it will soon be launched in the Northeast Lok Sabha constituency as well,” Netta D’souza, the returning officer for the exercise, said.

“For conducting primaries, a voters’ list will be first prepared. Office-bearers of National Students’ Union of India, Congress Mahila Sangathan, Vyapar Mandal and Zila Parishads can register as voters on the website,,” Hari Shankar Gupta, Delhi’s in-charge for the project, said.

In a handbook made available for download on the website, AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has written a note to prospective voters on the need for introduction of the primaries. “We have reached a stage… that Congressmen at the levels of Block, Panchayat Zila and Tehsil should be involved directly in the decision-making process of the organization. As a first step, I would like to entrust you with the responsibility of choosing your Congress candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” he said.

Delhi Cong to launch attack on Kejriwal

The Delhi Congress will be launching its Pol Khol Abhiyan at the Central Park in Connaught Place on Sunday. It has alleged that Arvind Kejriwal, during his tenure as chief minister and after, has misled the people of Delhi. Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said Kejriwal’s resignation was an attempt to obscure his government’s shortcomings.  “The AAP government has left Delhi in a lurch. The water and power situation has worsened. All Kejriwal is doing is misleading the people,” he said.  ENS

First Published on: February 23, 201412:45 am
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