New Delhi: In what could be deciphered as nepotism reigning supreme in Indian politics, the Punjab Congress leaders have succeeded in doling out tickets among their kith and kin in the meeting of Central Election Committee headed by AICC President Sonia Gandhi.

In the meeting, it was also decided that tickets would be given to the turncoats who joined the Congress recently. The Congress is likely to announce list of candidates on Wednesday.

According to sources, the Central Election Committee has decided the names of candidates for all seats in the state. Majority of the Congress leaders have managed to secure tickets for their relatives to contest assembly election which is to be held on January 30.

There was severe bickering over giving tickets to supporters of PPCC chief Amarinder Singh, who switched to the Congress recently, but he cleared that only those who have fair chance of winning elections would be fielded.

Singh wants to field his son Raninder Singh, while CLP leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal wants his son-in-law Vikram Bajwa to contest the assembly polls.

The four-hour long meeting witnessed arguments among the party cadres which was calmed down with the intervention of the party high command Sonia Gandhi.

JPN/Bureau