New Delhi: Congress’ Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit announced that the party will declare the names of candidates contesting for the 7 Lok Sabha seats in the national capital within a day or two.
“The party will announce the candidates tomorrow or day after,” Dikshit said while inaugurating a control room at the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) office for the general elections campaign on Saturday.
As per DPCC, “There will be a centralised control room which will coordinate with all the control rooms in all the 7 LS constituencies in Delhi and disseminate relevant information regarding the Congress candidates’ election campaign.”
It further said, “There are seven separate desks at the DPCC control room to collate information from all the seven parliamentary constituencies, including the detailed campaign schedule, meetings and other programmes of each of the Congress candidate.” A separate legal desk to advise the candidates on the legal matters is also there.
Apart from giving details about the 7 parliamentary constituencies, it will also provide information regarding Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s public meetings and party president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s road shows.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Shakti App, WhatsApp, SMS and Voice Call will be extensively for the election campaign, said DPCC.
Meanwhile, the Congress said the prospects of its alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are almost finished. AAP has refused to form an alliance with the Congress in Delhi alone, PC Chacko, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Delhi had said on an earlier ocassion.
The Congress had proposed a 4-3 formula for an alliance in Delhi, offering four seats to the AAP. It had opted for the Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi and the New Delhi seats for itself. AAP, however, said that if the alliance was limited only to Delhi, the Congress would have to contest on just two seats.