SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Congress has started the process to find the prospective candidates for the state assembly polls due in November this year.
The move comes amid reported remarks by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, at a Congress Legislative Party meet, that he would not contest the next election.
"In a meeting of the party's state executive, in which All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and incharge of party affairs for Himachal Pradesh Sushil Kumar Shinde and Singh were also present, it was decided that a reports be gathered from the districts about the image and winning prospects of the candidates," HP Congress president Sukhvinder Singh Sukkhu said.
He said that reports about the image, loyalty to the party and winning prospects of the candidates seeking the party tickets have been sought from office bearers of all 85 blocks and 17 organisational districts.
Sukkhu also said that the office bearers were also asked to give the report as well as remarks on the parameters like honesty, morality and public conduct of the ticket contenders.