The state Congress Sunday said that the main reason of delay in releasing the list of the party candidates for upcoming state elections is the emergence of more people as the deserving candidates from various assembly segments of Jammu and Kashmir.“Earlier, the people were reluctant in coming out and contest the polls. Now the state congress is a strong political force of the state that from every assembly segment, five are coming out to contest instead of one,” senior Congress leader and minister G.A.Mir told KNS.He maintained that there is no other reason for the delay in releasing of the candidates’ list for the assembly elections but the presence of more and more deserving candidates from every constituency of the state and especially in Kashmir valley.
Mir added that Congress is the party that has firm belief in the democratic principles and the party is following the same with zeal and zest so that the final selection of the candidates be made on merits and not on personal choice.“Every day there are more and more promising faces coming up and you really have to give serious thought to the list of candidates before making it public. It is a healthy trend and we must appreciate the same also serious efforts are being made by the party so that no one gets perturbed if dropped from the list of candidates. We want everyone to walk along,” Mir said. (KNS)