Congress Ticket For All 20 Himachal MLAs For Upcoming Polls: Report

The decision to field all party MLAs was taken at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Congress Ticket For All 20 Himachal MLAs For Upcoming Polls: Report
New Delhi:

The Congress on Tuesday approved party tickets to all the 20 sitting MLAs in Himachal Pradesh and is learnt to have finalised the names of another 15 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in the state, sources said.

The decision to field all party MLAs was taken at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The meeting was held at Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence, where senior leaders Ambika Soni, K C Venugopal, Girija Vyas, Mukul Wasnik, Verrappa Moily and Mohsina Kidwai were present.

AICC in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Rajeev Shukla and HP PCC president Pratibha Singh were also present.

Some of the names approved at the meeting include Vikramaditya Singh from Shimla Rural and Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli. Singh is the son of former chief minister Virbhadra Singh and Agnihotri is the CLP leader in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly.

Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh, who is the party MP from Mandi, is unlikely to contest, the sources said.

The election to the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly is due this year.

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