Congress Tickets Were Earlier Sold : Chiranjib

Kendrapara : Congress tickets were earlier sold or distributed to inefficient candidates in Odisha. As a result, the party lost miserably in 2014 polls. There will no repeat of this horrible and unethical practice in 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls. Worthy people with efficiency and probity in public life will get Congress tickets this time.

The alleged cash-per-ticket controversy that haunted the Congress party since its drubbing in 2014 polls has resurfaced yet again as Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee working president Chiranjib Biswal today raked up the contentious issue in a public meeting at Karilopatana village under Patkura assembly constituency of Kendrapara district.

There is no for the aspirants to rush either to Delhi or Bhubaneswar for party tickets. Merit will be the sole criterion for the selection of party tickets, Biswal said.

The two-decade-old Naveen Patnaik-led government in the state will be thrown out of power as people have made up their mind to vote for Congress, OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik speaking on the occasion said.

The present BJD government is in neck-deep corruption. It’s has been 19 years since the BJD assumed power in the state and 19 years is a long period to develop a state. But list of corruption is more than the list of achievements, Patnaik said.