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Will win all 13 seats in Punjab: Amarinder after screening panel meet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

exuded confidence that the will win all 13 constituencies in the state, after he discussed the party's probable candidates on the seats at a meeting of its on Sunday.

According to party sources, is contemplating to field former from Amritsar, and it is learnt that the committee recommended the same.

Later, the called on He was accompanied by in-charge and

All 13 seats in Punjab will go to polls on May 19 and the results will be out on May 23.

joined other members of in shortlisting the candidates at a meeting at

It was a preliminary meeting and candidates for the seats were shortlisted, the told mediapersons in an informal interaction after the meeting.

The names will be sent to for a final decision, as per the methodology proposed by Congress to ensure transparency in the functioning of the party, said

He refused to give the names shortlisted at the meeting.

(Organisation) K C Venugopal, Jakhar and Kumari also attended the meeting.

The is fully geared to fight the election, Amarinder Singh said, making it apparent that the party will not ally with anyone in the state.

The chief minister said the would take all steps to ensure free and fair polls, in a secure environment. The police and civil administration would work in tandem to enable peaceful election in the state, he added.

In response to a question, he said the is an apolitical institution, which no political party should try to politicise. Any attempt to do so will have a demoralising effect on the armed forces, he added.

Before the formal discussion, the members individually met and sought views of some senior party leaders from the state.

These included Brahm Mahindra, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Santosh Chaudhry, and

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 21:30 IST