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Nothing wrong in fielding kin of leaders: Cong

Last Updated: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 00:31

New Delhi: Congress on Friday found nothing wrong
in inclusion of a number of relatives of senior leaders in its
list of party nominees for Punjab Assembly polls, saying the
most important thing was a candidate`s ability to win.

"In a long list of different states, you will find few
persons related to each other. That happens in every party in
every election. The crucial point is that are they persons
having a standing of their own with a winability quotient in
that area," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

He said no party was so "foolish" as to give
deliberately ticket to somebody who is sure to lose thereby
destroying its own chances of forming government only because
that person is related to another person.

"Please don`t think that Congress party thinks like that
because we are not imbued with suicidal tendencies", he said.


First Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 00:31
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