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Not possible to accommodate all ticket aspirants: Amarinder

Press Trust of India  |  Jalandhar 

Brushing aside resentment among party leaders over denial of tickets, Saturday said with only 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state, it was impossible to accommodate all 177 aspirants.

He said the decision to allot tickets was taken by the high command based on candidates' winnability.

"Tickets were allotted to balance youth with experience," Singh told mediapersons after welcoming former (AAP) into the

Asked about reports of some disgruntled leaders preparing to form a separate Congress Taksali, the said it was not possible to accommodate all ticket aspirants.

He said he hoped better sense would prevail among these leaders and they would work for the success of the Congress.

Responding to a question about denial of ticket to senior Congress and sitting Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Singh pointed out that he had unsuccessfully contested on party tickets thrice in the past and even his wife had been given a chance, but she too had lost.

The idea of Congress was floated by Kaypee at a meeting of party leaders and workers in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Besides him, Shamsher Singh Dullo and Santosh Choudhary are two other Congress veterans who have been sulking over denial of ticket for the May 19 elections.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 18:35 IST