Bhubaneswar: The Congress Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) on conclusion of its second day meeting here today has decided to give party tickets to fresh faces for the upcoming General Elections in 2019.
In a statement to the media, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said, “Focus is on to provide tickets to young candidates in the party with a vast social presence.” He added that present MLAs will also be getting party tickets.
Patnaik further said that in the first phase of the PEC meeting, various agendas including the guidelines and selection of candidates for the upcoming election were discussed. Besides, the sole motive of these meetings was to form a strategy to win in the 2019 elections.
Earlier, Odisha Congress in-charge, Jitendra Singh had informed that the party will declare its first list of candidates within 15 days which will include the names of fifty candidates.