Cong will win all 25 seats in Raj: Pilot

Cong will win all 25 seats in Raj: Pilot

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot speaks during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur on Thursday. PTI

The Congress party in Rajasthan will contest all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the upcoming elections, pary president Sachin Pilot told media.

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said that selection of nominees is in the final stage.

"However, things will be a lot clearer after the screening committee meeting on March 8 in New Delhi," Pilot told media at the Congress office in Jaipur.

Pilot, who is the state chief of the party, said the candidates will be chosen base on feedback from party workers, the hard work shown by the prospective nominees and their winnability.

He also said the party is keen on new faces rather than people who had lost in the recent Assembly elections.

"The Congress has been contesting on all seats in the state and will do so this time as well to secure a win in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. A panel of three candidates will be sent to the party's central committee to finalise the names," Pilot said.

Reacting to the Indian Air Force air strike at a Jaish terror camp in Balakot, Pilot said "The action on the terrorist facility was a matter of pride for India. But its not appropriate on the part of a few BJP leaders who are trying to do politics with security forces' action".