New Delhi: In order to keep intra-party differences at bay, the Congress has decided to take the opinion of the party MPs from the state into account while deciding the second list of candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Earlier, the MPS were visibly upset with the party’s decision of ignoring them while deciding the first list of 73 candidates.

Working on its mistake, the party is even reconsidering the cases of candidates whose selection was objected by the MPs and leaders of their respective constituencies. 

One of the members of the screening committee constituted for the selection of candidates in the state said, “The irked MPs have already met Rahul Gandhi over the selection of candidates in the state. The opinion of the MPs and are given weightage, but that does not mean that the selection would be done solely on the basis of MP’s view.”

It is believed that in the meeting of the screening committee, which was also attended by party president Sonia Gandhi, at least 80 candidates have been finalized for the second list. However, party is still undecided on more than two dozen candidates.

(JPN/ Bureau)