According to a senior party leader, “The Congress is trying to convince Virender Sehwag to contest assembly polls on the party ticket.” If Sehwag refuses to contest, the party will field his sister Anju Meherwal, he added .
The party is also considering giving ticket to a celebrity face to turn the tide in their favour. The party sources said Delhi has a sizable number of Jat population which is reportedly unhappy over coronation of non-Jat Chief Minister in neighbouring Haryana. The Jats are decisive factor in around 12 assembly segments.
As per the party strategy, 30-40 tickets out of 70 will be awarded to those who can give tough fight in the polls, while remaining symbols will be allotted to the famous personalities comprising sportspersons, youths, celebrities and social activists.
The Congress is likely to field President Pranab Mukherjee's Daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee. The names of party candidates will be discussed in the election committee meeting on Tuesday.