Congress Wednesday began the exercise for selection of candidates for the coming simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Odisha, party sources said.
The party has decided to release its list of probable candidates for the state by the end of this month, much before the rival parties, they said.
AICC screening committee chairman V D Satishan and member Naushad Solanki, who are in the state, have started meeting the aspiring candidates for both the elections, they said.
The committee will be in Odisha for three days and have discussions with Congress members of all levels, the sources said adding the aspiring candidates can directly submit their documents with the committee.
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