Asian Age Correspondent
Chandigarh, 31 December 2011. It’s over to Delhi for Punjab Congress, as all leaders of the state Congress are busy with intense lobbying for party tickets. The fact that the Assembly elections in the state are exactly a month away but Congress leaders are absent from their constituencies has created a political lull for the Congress in the state.
It seems that all of the Punjab Congress has migrated to Delhi, as its all senior leaders as well as ticket aspirants are camping there. The five-member screening committee is headed by Union minister Mr C.P. Joshi, who is having parleys with other members of the committee like PPCC president Mr Amarinder Singh, CLP leader Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and central observer Thakur Gulchain Charak.
Congress sources say that final list would be made by screening committee in two days and will be sent for the final approval to Congress president Ms Sonia Gandhi.
Sources say that the ticket contenders are finding it hard to contact senior leaders in Delhi.
The ticket contenders have interestingly taken a cue from the modern day jobseeker.
Unlike the netas of the past, the new aspirants are equipped with biodata copies.
One of the senior Congress leader from the state told that he has been flooded with biodata’s and some of people have given him their resumes even though they failed to reach Delhi for lobbying.
However, the apparent lack of delay by the Congress is causing anxiety amongst the Congress rank-and-file-as well as its ticket aspirants who feels that rival Akali Dal has already declared most of its candidates and are already canvassing.