At least 6 sitting Cong MLAs may not get ticket
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Even as the Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) left it to AICC president Sonia Gandhi to decide on tickets for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, sources in the party said that at least six of the sitting MLAs may not get to contest again. The PEC will be meeting on September 29 in Delhi to discuss the names and prune the list of ticket contenders.
"There is no criteria (on tickets being given to the sitting MLAs) . There are a number of constituencies, which have seen demographic changes. More than 40 per cent of the constituencies have changed (demographically) due to delimitation," AICC general secretary Birender Singh said.
The party is planning to bring in some few faces and give them tickets on winnability factor. However, sources said, Virbhadra Singh has virtually assured tickets for nearly more than a dozen sitting MLAs loyal to him.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma, is also expected to join the next PEC meeting.
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