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As BJP dithers on its CM pick, ticket seekers get jittery

“So far there is no decision. The parliamentary board will take a final call,” Singh told on Sunday.

The former BJP president said the party sometimes projects its chief ministerial candidate and sometimes not. “In case of Delhi, the parliamentary party will take the final decision,” he said.

Meanwhile, the delay in announcement of tickets for assembly constituencies have also given sleepless nights to prospective ticket seekers as they are in a state of confusion regarding their candidature. With just two days left for nomination,  tickets seekers believe that the late announcement may hamper their political prospects and not give them enough time to reach out to voters in their respective constituencies. Although sitting  MLAs are comfortably placed, aspirants from the remaining constituencies fear losing out in the last moment.The political observers too feel that the delayed announcement may prove counter-productive for the BJP.

According to party sources,  ticket aspirants have conveyed to the party leadership that delay in the announcement of candidates would give them insufficient time to compete against their opponents. As per the poll schedule, candidates have to file nomination by January 21, but the BJP is yet to name its candidates. A senior party source informed that tickets would be finalised at the meeting of the parliamentary board on Monday evening and the announcement will be made later  that night. “Once ticket is awarded, the candidate will require enough time to fulfill formalities like filing affidavit,” a prospective ticket-seeker told Millennium Post.

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