Three AICC general secretaries, Oomen Chandy, KC Venugopal and Mullappally Ramachandran, from Kerala will not contest in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran said this after the screening committee meeting on Saturday. But he was unwilling to reveal whether sitting MPs would be contesting.
The Congress candidate list is expected to be released late on Saturday.
On popular leaders staying out of the electoral battle, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said Chandy's activities revolved round Kerala. "KC Venugopal's hands are full with busy schedules in multiple states. The Congress list will have smart youngsters and there is no doubt about the victory of Congress," he added.