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Congress finalises names of four LS candidates in Delhi: Sources

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has finalised its nominees for four out of seven seats in and an official announcement is likely to be made soon, sources said Thursday.

The central election committee of the party discussed the names of two-three probable candidates for each seat and finalised its nominees for four seats, they said.

"The names of all the seven candidates will be announced together on a later date," All India Committee (AICC) in-charge for P C told after the meeting.

Earlier in the day, met Pradesh Committee and discussed the matter.

According to the sources, the party is yet to finalise its candidates for East Delhi, West Delhi and South Delhi constituencies.

They said the party is likely to field former Union from Chandni Chowk, former Delhi from North West seat, former state unit chief from and former J P Agarwal from North East Delhi constituency.

The sources said Dikshit's name was also under discussion as a probable from East Delhi seat.

"The talk of her being fielded from East Delhi started after the possibility of an alliance with the diminished. Her son is also being considered as a candidate from East Delhi and if he declines, she may be fielded from that seat," one of the sources said.

Chacko, however, evaded a categorical reply on the issue of alliance with the (AAP), saying it will be taken up later.

The had on Wednesday rejected the Congress's offer for alliance in Delhi.

All the routes of alliance with the Congress have been closed, AAP's had said.

The Congress was eager for tie-up with the in Delhi. The AAP, in turn, wanted such an alliance to extend to and as well. The talks between the two sides derailed after they failed to reach an agreement over seat-sharing in Delhi and

A senior Congress said that talks of alliance failed because AAP was making "unrealistic" demands.

"The popular vote base of the AAP has eroded. They are no more their older version that won 67 out of 70 Assembly seats in Delhi in 2015," said the

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:40 IST