Patna: Although the doors of the Congress
were open to all those persons who believed in its ideology,
the party will check the background of each candidate before
considering them for assembly tickets, a senior party leader
"However, there should not be any pre-condition to
join it ahead of the polls", Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee
(BPCC) President Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser said.
On the Congress`s stand on the role of Bahubalis
(politicians with muscle power) within the party, the BPCC
President said his party will not give tickets to the
Bahubalis if they were found to be facing serious criminal
cases against them.
Meanwhile, eight leaders of several political parties
joined the Congress today.
Those leaders joining the Congress included Ex-MPs
Anil Yadav and Naresh Yadav(of RJD), former minister Ram Preet
Paswan(RJD) ex-MLA Naeem Akhtar, Purnia Zila Panchayat
Chairman Kranti Devi, LJP`s Umesh Paswan and Former Gopalganj
MP Nagina Rai`s son and district cooperative bank`s chairman
While enlisting the new entrants, Kaiser said that his
party`s standing as a viable alternative to the outgoing NDA
government has been established with a large number of
influential leaders from various political parties "making a
beeline" to join its ranks.