Lagging behind BJP in clearing names for the upcoming Assembly polls,the Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Saturday to hash out a final list. Congress president Sonia Gandhi will preside over the meeting that will make crucial changes to the lists drawn by the State Election Commission.
Senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh,on Friday,said that the party will complete the exercise on ticket distribution by Saturday leaving aside five or six names.
AICC general secretary Birender Singh,on Friday,said: There are a few constituencies,which have problems and will discuss them,but constituencies in which a single name has been proposed or has a sitting MLA will get the CEC nod, he said.
He confirmed that Major (retd) Vijai Singh Mankotia figured in the list as likely contesting from Shahpur.
Virbhadra Singh is likely to contest from Shimla (Rural).
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