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Congress starts selection of candidates for LS polls

June 05, 2008 01:00 IST

The Congress on Wednesday said that the process of declaring its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election would start soon.

"Party leaders sent to various constituencies for selection of nominees have already submitted their reports. The party will soon announce its candidates in certain seats, where there is a unanimous opinion on nominees," All India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh said.

To a question on reports on some understanding being reached with the Samajwadi Party for the elections, Singh said, "There has been no dialogue with any political party over the issue.

"The past experience of pre-poll alliance in the state had not been good for the party. I want Congress to field its nominees on all the seats where it has good candidates," Singh, in-charge of party affairs in Uttar Pradesh, said.

Singh said he would spend more time in the state to prepare for the elections as 'ill-preparations' in Karnataka had cost the party dearly.

The senior Congress leader termed speculations about Priyanka Vadra contesting from Lucknow seat as 'rumours'.

On the deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan following the Gujjar agitation, he said the situation could be tackled through dialogue.

Ruling out imposition of President Rule, Singh said, "It's not possible in today's context to invoke Article 356 due to the political compulsions of a coalition government."

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