"That will send out a message that we are getting out of the old pattern of politics... Last time also, the election of a few young MPs had created a buzz. We need to do it more this time. The party should take a risk," a party leader said.

There is a feeling within a section of the party that one of the reasons behind AAP's victory in Delhi was that it offered fresh choices to an electorate which was tired of conventional politicians representing them.

The leader felt that the message of change should come in Delhi itself where the party can experiment by fielding young faces from professional fields.

Citing the example of UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani, who is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bangalore (South), the leader said such contenders with a clean public image could boost the chances of Congress at a time when there is a growing aspiration among the urban middle class for participation in the political process.

The leader also said that, leaving aside those who had a fair chance of winning their Lok Sabha seats, there was no need to repeat all sitting MPs.

The leader, who has worked at the grassroots level and is related to a political family, also said that it would send out a positive signal if the kin of top politicians are denied election tickets for the 2014 general elections.

Delhi has seven Parliamentary seats and there is apprehension within a section of the party that the public anger against Congress, which was visible in the Assembly polls, could continue even at the time of Lok Sabha elections next year.

(Agencies)

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