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Congress focusses on announcement of its candidates in Delhi amid uncertainty of alliance with AAP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With its talks of a tie-up with heading nowhere, the has now focussed its attention on the announcement of its candidates for the seven parliamentary constituencies in

A senior claimed that the list of candidates on all seven seats could be announced on Wednesday.

"has advised us to make the best efforts for the alliance with the and if results are not encouraging go alone for the polls in Delhi," he said.

In view of the significance of Purvanchali voters in Delhi, the party plans to field a "celebrity" belonging to the community from West seat, sources in Congress said.

The party has already finalised its candidates on almost all the seven seats, including East seat from which will be fielded in case a tie-up with the does not materialise, the said.

The names of former Union ministers and were finalised on and seats.

Former JP Agarwal will be fielded from North East Delhi while former will contest from North West Delhi seat, sources said.

Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar is likely to be South Delhi candidate of the party, they said.

The talk of a possible alliance between Congress and AAP has been stuck up due to "non negotiable" terms proposed by both sides.

"The 4:3 formula is non negotiable. We have explained to the AAP leaders the rationale behind it," said the Congress

Congress wants to limit alliance in Delhi alone by having three seats for itself while agreeing to four seats being contested by the AAP.

AAP's Rajya Sabha said Congress can not be given more than two seats if it wants to have alliance in Delhi alone.

The AAP has declared dates for filing of nomination of its candidates on all the seven seats. Nomination process that began today will conclude on April 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:36 IST