Chandigarh, Oct 23 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will release the final list of candidates who will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab by December-end.Also Read - Captain Amarinder Singh To Form His New Party Ahead of Punjab Polls, Alliance With BJP Likely

AAP core committee chairman presided over a meeting of the body here. Party MPs Bhagwant Mann, Sadhu Singh and MLA and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema, among others, attended the meeting. Also Read - Singhu Border Killing: Second 'Nihang' Arrested From Punjab Village Over Gruesome Murder of Dalit Man

“AAP volunteers with clean and good image will be considered,” AAP core committee chairman Budh Ram said in a release here. Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act

He said the first phase of screening of candidates would be completed by November and the final list will be declared by December-end.

All the candidates will be finalised by the Punjab core committee and the names will be sent to the party high command for approval, the release quoted Ram as saying.

However, he clarified that no candidate has been announced yet for the Lok Sabha elections.

The AAP has expanded its organisational structure, the release said.

Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh, Ropar MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa and advocate Jastej Singh Arora have been appointed as presidents of the AAP’s state kisan, transport and legal cells respectively, it said.

Three district and eight constituency presidents have also been appointed, according to the release.

The core committee also paid tributes to the victims of the Amritsar rail tragedy, which claimed nearly 60 lives.

Mann said the Railways should not be given a clean chit till an inquiry is conducted into the accident.

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