Candidates’ list deferred yet again in Telangana
OWING to widespread protests from within the party and from allies, Congress has deferred announcement of candidates by at least two more days.
While Congress High Command had already finalised names of candidates for 74 constituencies and planned to release the list on Saturday, extensive protests by ticket aspirants and differences with allies over the past two days has forced it to review the selection of candidates. Re-negotiations with allies were also not resolved, pushing the grand old party to defer the announcement of list.
“The allegations made by those who did not get tickets are baseless. I have not taken money from anyone to give tickets. After reviewing once again, Congress candidates first list will be announced on November 12 or 13,” screening committee chief said.
Protests turned violent when a Congress worker from tried to pour petrol and immolate self, demanding not to allot Uppal constituency to TDP.