Can­di­dates’ list de­ferred yet again in Te­lan­gana

IN­FIGHT­ING

Sunday Express - - TAMIL NADU / SOUTH - J DEEPTHI NANDAN REDDY

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.

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