Cong banks on fresh faces in Assembly elections

Faced with years of anti-incumbency in Haryana and Maharashtra, the Congress is banking on fresh faces to turn the tide in its favour in the upcoming Assembly elections.

A number of sitting MLAs could face the axe as the party has set tough criteria for selection of candidates in the poll-bound states of Haryana and Maharashtra. 

Habitual party hoppers and those who have worked against the party or its candidates could be denied a ticket. 

“Winnability is the key criteria and not all sitting legislators would be re-nominated,” a senior Congress leader involved in the candidate selection process said. 

The problem for the Congress is acute in Maharashtra where factionalism is rife and unpopularity of some ministers is at an all-time high.

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