Delhi assembly polls: 1,600 scramble for Congress tickets

New Delhi: Over 1,600 people have scrambled for the Congress party tickets to contest the Delhi state assembly polls scheduled Dec 4.They flocked the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office in the capital.Sunday was the last
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IANS 07 Oct 2013, 06:25 AM IST
New Delhi: Over 1,600 people have scrambled for the Congress party tickets to contest the Delhi state assembly polls scheduled Dec 4.



They flocked the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office in the capital.

Sunday was the last day for seeking the party tickets.

"More than 1,600 people have requested for party tickets from the Congress. In the last assembly polls (2008), around 2,000 people had filed applications," said a party source.

The Congress has 43 seats in the 70-member assembly.

Relatives of several sitting legislators and veteran leaders have requested the DPCC for tickets.

Dhanwanti, wife of sitting lawmaker Daya Nand Chandela from Rajouri Garden in West Delhi, has sought ticket from Tilak Nagar for which National Students Union of India former president Amrita Dhawan and pop singer Daler Mahendi also have applied.

Congress veteran Sajjan Kumar's son Jag Parvesh has requested a ticket from Sangam Vihar in South Delhi. Assembly Speaker Yoganand Shastri's relative Swadesh Sangwan has also demanded a ticket.

The ruling Congress is pitted against the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party in the city polls. Over 11.5 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots.
 
   
 

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