Tytler lays down strict strictures for next poll tickets

Bhubaneswar: AICC general secretary and Odisha in-charge of Congress Jagdish Tytler on Saturday hinted at strict guidelines for the selection of tickets for ensuing Lok Sabha and State Assembly election.
Tytler who made a one-day visit to the State on Saturday held discussion with some of the district level presidents regarding the party organizations in their districts. During the meeting, he chalked out some strict rules on the selection procedure for party tickets which he would present before the Congress high command in New Delhi.
“More than one member from a family will not get party ticket this time. Similarly, the leaders who were defeated in Assembly or Lok Sabha poll for two consecutive time will be counted as ineligible to contest”, Tytler said.
The Congress top leader is on a data collection drive in Odisha for which he is mostly holding meeting with the district presidents. He collected the information regarding prospects of party in at least 90 constituent assemblies which he will present the before Congress president once the drive is over, party sources said. The data collection drive would be completed by March, sources added.
However, the stern word of Tytler, one family-one ticket formula, has put many Congress aspirants in trouble. If the formula is implemented, many state leaders would be deprived of contesting the 2014 poll as the family politics in Odisha Congress has been on high since long. More over most of them had lost election many times in past.