The Congress panel to pick out candidates for the Bihar Meeting elections has withheld three names in opposition to whom there are ‘severe’ costs of crimes in opposition to girls, a senior occasion chief mentioned on Tuesday.
The choice follows the occasion’s aggressive marketing campaign on girls safety and crimes in opposition to them put up Hathras incident.
On Tuesday, former Lok Sabha member Sushmita Dev, who heads the All India Mahila Congress, mentioned any particular person accused of ‘severe ethical turpitiude’ ought to by no means be given ticket to contest any election.
“Because the Mahila Congress president, I’ve completely no hesitation in saying that I’m completely in opposition to anyone being given a nomination who has been accused of any severe ethical turpitude. I really feel that we should always have a veto energy in opposition to individuals like that. I’ve spoken about it internally within the occasion,” she mentioned at a press convention.
Her feedback got here earlier than the Congress formally releases its first checklist of candidates for the Bihar elections.
On Monday, the central election committee mentioned 46 names and gave an in-principle approval. Of the 243 seats, the occasion will contest in 70 in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Left events.
The senior chief, who has been cited above, mentioned the panel tasked with the candidate choice course of was attempting to make sure that ‘no controversial candidates’ discovered a spot within the closing checklist.