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Cong likely to finalise LS candidates in Telangana by month

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The in is likely to finalise its candidates for the coming elections by this month end, party's in Legislative Assembly M said Monday.

"As far as candidates are concerned, is planning to take a decision by the end of this month," he told reporters here.

State N Uttam Kumar Reddy, incharge for party affairs in R C Khuntia are on the job and candidates are likely to be finalised as early as possible, said Vikramarka, who recently attended a meeting held by in

Asked about alliances, he said the views of party's senior leaders would be taken into account and conveyed to the high command.

The party has already invited applications from hopefuls to contest the elections and many applications have already been received, said.

Gearing up for the polls after a shock defeat in the state Assembly polls, Congress is holding meetings of its newly-appointed district committee presidents and other party panels on Monday and Tuesday.

"At the behest of the AICC, in order to prepare for the and to rejuvenate the entire cadre, the leaders and organisation of the party, the DCC level meetings, contested candidates (MLA) meetings and various committees that have been constituted in the context of .. are being held," told

Among others, senior and former V Hanumantha Rao has sought a ticket from Khammam Lok Sabha seat.

Congress had fought the December seven Assembly elections in alliance with the TDP, and Jana Samiti (TJS). Congress, however, managed to win only 19 among the total 119 Assembly segments.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:55 IST