Elections 2024: Odisha Congress may announce 70 Candidates by March 1

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 19, 2024 IST

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : Gearing up for the ensuing Odisha Assembly elections this year, the Congress party is set to announce the names of the first 70 candidates for as many seats on March 1, said one senior leader of the Party.

On Monday, the Odisha Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) meeting was held at Congress Bhawan to discuss about the aspirants, who have applied through Pragaman app. The 23-member committee has scrutinized the applicants who are eager to fight the election as congress nominees in ensuing election. 

The committee has discussed the names and will submit them to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for approval. Notably, the party received over 3,300 online applications, including more than 2,500 aspirants for 147 assembly seats and 670 seekers for 21 Lok Sabha tickets.

In an attempt to maintain transparency in candidate selection and ticket distribution, Congress has launched a new initiative called ‘Project Pragaman’. This initiative aims to ensure fair and open distribution of tickets to candidates. As part of this project, the party invited interested candidates to apply online through the Pragaman portal from February 4 to February 11, 2024. According to Congress’ Odisha in-charge Ajoy Kumar, only honest and dedicated Congress workers will have the opportunity to secure a ticket without any references or family lineage.

In the 2019 elections, the Congress secured only nine out of the 147 assembly seats and one out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state. With the new initiative, the party aims to strengthen its position and field deserving candidates who can serve the people effectively in the upcoming polls. 

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  • Election 2024
  • Odisha Election 2024
  • General Elections 2024

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