Party in comfortable position in state: Himachal Congress

The points mentioned in the report and various other factors would be considered at the time of allocation of party tickets, Congress president Sukhvinder Singh Sukku told reporters here.

By: PTI | Shimla | Published: October 4, 2017 10:38:36 pm
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The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Wednesday said that though the party was in a comfortable position in the state, resentment prevailed among the leaders at the local level. The findings came in an internal survey conducted by the party ahead of the Himachal Pradesh polls which is due later this year.

The points mentioned in the report and various other factors would be considered at the time of allocation of party tickets, Congress president Sukhvinder Singh Sukku told reporters.

The survey revealed that there was no anti-Congress wave in the state, he said. On the ‘One Family, One Ticket’ policy, Sukku said this matter was in the domain of the high command and no hard lines have been set.

The survey was not only confined to Congress MLAs and leaders and constituencies of BJP MLAs, but it also covered prospective candidates, he said. He said that besides winning prospects, other factors would also be considered while deciding the tickets.

Sukkhu said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi would launch the election campaign of the party from Mandi on October 7. He denied any rift in the party and said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was a very senior and respected leader.

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