With election inching closer in five major states, Congress on Friday set up screening committees for Assembly polls.
The states for where party’s screening committees have been constituted includes Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram and also for Odisha which will go to the polls next year.
As per the order, the Congress screening committee for Chhattisgarh will be headed by Bhuvaneswar Kulta with Rohit Choudhary and Ashvinbhai Kotwal as members.
Again, former Union Minister Kumari Salja will head the screening committee for Rajasthan which will have Lalitesh Tripathi and Shakir Sanadi as members.
It is a crucial committee that would examine recommendations of the state units for ticket allocation.
It would thereafter give its own recommendation to the party’s Central Election Committee which takes the final decision.
Party leader Madhushudan Mistry will head the screening committee for Madhya Pradesh which has Netta D’Souza and Ajay Kumar Lallu as members.
Party leader from Kerala V.D. Satheesan has been appointed Chairperson of Odisha screening committee and Jiten Prasada and Naushad Solanki are its members.
Former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro will be the Chairperson of the screening committee for Mizoram.
The committees have been constituted by party President Rahul Gandhi.