Cong appoints election observers for 5 LS seats of U’khand
Tilak Raj Behed for Tehri, Mahendra Pal for Haridwar, Karan Mahra for Pauri, Dinesh Agarwal for Nainital and Surendra Singh Negi for Almora
In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed election observers in all the five Parliamentary seats up for grab in the State. The AICC has nominated the former Minister, Tilak Raj Behed, as the observer for Tehri, the deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Karan Mahra, as observer for Pauri, the former Minister, Dinesh Agarwal, as the observer for Nainital, the former Minister Surendra Singh Negi as the observer of Almora and Mahendra Pal as the observer for Haridwar.
These observers would hold interaction with the Congress leaders and other prominent people and submit their feedback on the probable candidates to the Congress central selection committee before March 7.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the meeting of the Congress election committee held at Rajiv Bhawan on February 20, discussions had been held on the probables sent by the district units of the Congress.
It had been unanimously decided at the meeting on the suggestion of the state Congress president Pritam Singh that the names sent by the district committees should be sent to the screening committee.
Besides, it had been decided that observers would be appointed for every Parliamentary seat who would seek suggestions of different sections on the probable candidates and send their report to central parliamentary committee.
The screening committee constituted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi is headed by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and the State in-charge Anugrah Narayan Singh.
The co in-charge of Congress Rajesh Dharmani, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh, leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Indira Hridayesh and national general secretary (organisation) Venu Gopal are the members of the committee.