LS elections: Congress begins the process of selecting candidates

LS elections: Congress begins the process of selecting candidates

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Bengaluru, Sept 2: Congress has began the process of selecting candidates for the Lok Sabha elections due next year, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwara said today.

Speaking to newsmen, here after a meeting with senior leaders here on Sunday, he said that Congress will field candidates in all the 28 Lok Sabha seats and party leaders will putup maximum number of seats. In 2014 election Congress had won 7 seats.

Dr Parameshwara said that the process has began with consultation of local leaders of respective constituencies. A Panel will be set up and a list of probable candidates will be sent to party Election Committee and AICC Screening Committee will finalise the name of candidates.

He said that AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal, who is party incharge of Karnataka, KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, Working President Bhimanna Khandre, JDS-Congress Coalition Government Coordination Committee Chairman and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, among other leaders attended the meeting.

Former Minister H K Patil said that the process of selection of candidate has began and had discussion of probable candidate for Gadag-Haveri constituency. AICC General Secretary Manickam Thakur, among the other leaders, was present. "We have decided to fight the election unitedly and see that party wins maximum seats in the State," he added. (UNI)