The Central Election Committee (CEC) of Congress, led by party president Mallikarjun Kharge, has announced 16 new members for the upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana. The committee aims to determine the final list of candidates before releasing it. Newcomers include Amee Yajnik, K.J. George, Mohammed Jawed, Omkar Markam, Pritam Singh, P.L. Punia, Salman Khurshid, T.S. Singh Deo, and Uttam Kumar Reddy. Other notable members include Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, K.C. Venugopal, Ambika Soni, and Madhusudan Mistry.
The leader of the Congress, Kharge, formed the Central Election Panel
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, K. C. Venugopal, the general secretary (organization) of the AICC, and veteran party figures Ambika Soni and Madhusudan Mistry are the other folks on the election panel.
16 members Committee
The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress started by party president Mallikarjun Kharge on September 4 with 16 members, including himself as well as his predecessors Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, in advance of the Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana.
The committee aspires to determine the final list of candidates
Before releasing the final list of candidates for any parliamentary or Assembly elections, including by-elections, the panel aims to decide on the selected names. While some veterans were let go to make room for them, Mr. Kharge brought several fresh faces to the new committee.
The newest candidates are T.S. Singh Deo, the deputy chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Salman Khurshid, the member of parliament for Telangana, Uttam Kumar Reddy, and K.J. George, the minister of Karnataka.
Amee Yajnik, Rajya Sabha member; Mohammed Jawed, an MP from Bihar; Omkar Markam, a leader of the Madhya Pradesh Congress; Pritam Singh, a former leader of the Uttarakhand Congress; and P.L. Punia, a former member of parliament, are other newcomers.
Additional notable members of the election committee
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, K.C. Venugopal, the general secretary of the AICC (organization), and party veterans Ambika Soni and Madhusudan Mistry are additional notable members of the election committee.
Girija Vyas, Mohsina Kidwai, and Mukul Wasnik are among those who declined from the panel.