Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
All India Congress Committee general secretary and state in-charge Deepak Babaria has said those who seek party tickets for the forthcoming assembly elections should start working in their respective constituencies immediately. He said the ticket aspirants should raise the issues against the BJP government and organize party men at all levels.
Babaria was addressing state Congress functionaries at the party state headquarters here on Sunday. He said aspirants should also desist from putting on a show of strength to get a ticket, he said.
Babaria said ticket aspirants can submit their applications between March 5 and 15.He said the All India Congress Committee would take the aspirants who are poor but who enjoy a mass support in consideration. Lack of money will not be a hindrance for such candidates,” he said. The ruling BJP has been spending a huge amount of money during elections, the Congress leader alleged.
Babaria said the Congress will start a series of agitations against “BJP’s misrule” with a gherao of state Assembly on March 12. Clarifying his statement, made a couple of days ago, that the leaders who are above 60 would not get the ticket, Babaria said what he meant was such leaders, who have been defeated in recent elections, should themselves withdraw.
The meeting was attended by AICC secretaries Sanjay Kapoor and Zuber Khan, state Congress president Arun Yadav, Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Rajendra Singh, Vinod daga, Yogesh Yadav, Mandvi Chauhan, Vipin Bankhede, Bala Bachchan, Mukesh Nayak, Sunderlal Tiwari, Surendra Singh Thakur, Premchand Guddu, besides large number of MLAs, district and state