A total of 42 party leaders applied to get tickets for the four seats till February 4, the final date for filing applications.
Agnihotri said a five-member screening committee would soon meet to shortlist them.
The committee includes Himachal Congress president Kuldeep Singh Rathore, leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, AICC in-charge for Himachal Congress Rajni Patil, co-in charge Gurkirat Singh Kotli and AICC general secretary (organisation) Venu Gopal.
The screening committee will soon meet and recommend to the Congress Election Committee (CEC) two to three probable candidates for each of the four seats, he added.
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