On Tuesday, Congress chief of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot asserted that his party will contest all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the upcoming elections. Mr. Pilot told the sources, “Selection of nominees is in the final stage and a lot will be clear after the screening committee meeting on March 8 in New Delhi.”
Being asked about the candidates, he said that the candidates will be selected on the basis of feedback of the party workers, hard work and capability. The viewpoint of the party is to find nominees other than leaders of parliaments and legislators, family members of the leaders and those who lost elections in the past.
Mr. Pilot stated that his party has been contesting on all the seats in the state and will continue it this time also. He assured that Congress is going to win in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
A panel comprising three candidates will be sent to the central committee of Congress to decide the names of the candidates he said. Mr. Pilot condemned the Modi government at center saying the Congress is contesting the election to defeat the “forces that have weakened and hollowed democratic institutions in the past five years”.
“So, it is an important election for us,” Mr. Singh added. He also commented on IAF’s air strike at a Jaish terror camp in Balakot of Pakistan that it is a matter of pride for India and “it is not right to raise question on the valour of the security forces”. Mr. Pilot said, “It is not appropriate on the part of a few BJP leaders who are trying to do politics on security forces” action”.