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Congress list: Marathon talks fail

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress failed to resolve issues related to finalisation of its candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections in marathon talks held in New Delhi on Saturday.

The issues, especially that relating to granting tickets to tainted ministers, remained unresolved. The AICC will now decide on further talks.

KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran told the media that there was good progress in the talks and issues were close to resolution. It was up to the AICC to take decision now.

Congress hopes to finalise candidate list by tomorrow though differences persist

The Congress hopes to complete its selection of candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections by Saturday. However, many things regarding the choice of candidates remain contentious.

The Election Committee which met with party president Sonia Gandhi in the chair on Friday completed selection of candidates for about 50 per cent of the seats in which the Congress would be contesting. Choice of candidates for about 10 seats remains highly contentious including the sitting seats of tainted ministers.

Splinter groups in sunset zone

Sunset in the desertThiruvananthapuram: The seat sharing exercise has left splinter parties fuming. This election may also mean demise for a few of them.

Imbroglio over finalising Congress candidate list

Thiruvananthapuram: The imbroglio over finalising the candidate list of Congress for the Assembly elections continues.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Home Minister Ramesh Chenitthala and KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran in New Delhi to resolve the issues. However, Mr. Chandy as well as Sudheeran was adamant over their stands.

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