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- Last Updated: Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:51
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Congress is expected to announce 35 names in its second list of candidates for the Punjab assembly elections on Wednesday, with a possibility of fielding Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring from chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's bastion, Lambi.
Sources said the Congress's screening committee had reached a consensus on 30 to 40 names in its meeting on Monday.
Punjab Congress screening committee had completed the exercise of recommending candidates and the final list is with the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the party, headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
On being told about the difference of opinion on some of the seats, in the list of 61 candidates released earlier, mainly with Rajya Sabha member Partap Singh Bajwa, Captain Amarinder denied any friction within the screening committee on the nominations.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) terms the candidate lists by both the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) clearly banking on absolute nepotism, corrupt and criminal leaders.