The State Election Committee (SEC) of the Congress failed to decide the issue of ticket allotment and thus leaving the decision to the Screening Committee, which will meet on October 3. It is hoping that Congress will announce few of its candidates on 3rd October.

The meeting of the SEC, which was held in Delhi, continued till late in the night with tempers running high as the process of screening of the huge number of over 700 candidates was undertaken. The poll committee shortlisted the names of prospective candidates for the Assembly elections as there was no consensus on one or two names and forwarded it to the Screening Committee, which will finalise the party candidates.

HPCC chief Virbhadra Singh, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, CWC member Dhani Ram Shandil, CLP leaders Vidya Stokes, Kaul Singh Thakur, Viplove Thakur, Asha Kumari, Chander Kumar and Gangu Ram Musafir were present at the meeting.

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