Goa: Sheila justifies tickets to political familie

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 21:58

Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister and senior
Congress leader Sheila Dixit, who is here to campaign for
March 3 Goa assembly polls, on Friday justified more than one
tickets going to the same family.

Congress, which is contesting 33 seats in Goa, has given
12 tickets to four families. Minister Churchill Alemao`s
family alone has bagged four tickets.

When asked if similar phenomenon would be seen in Delhi
assembly polls, Dixit said, "If there are applications like
that, you can`t reject them."

She said it was upto the voters to decide whether to
accept or reject such candidates.

"If doctors` children become doctors, why should not
politicians` children take up politics," she said, adding that
an aspiring candidate cannot be disqualified only because he
or she is related to a politician.

The main opposition BJP has taken up "family Raj" within
Congress as an issue, pointing out that ruling party has given
more than one third of tickets to people from same families.


First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 21:58

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