UP Cong extends date for prospective candidates’ application

The Congress in Uttar Pradesh has extended the last date for applications for the Assembly polls.

In a letter sent to all party units, UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu said that applications form from prospective candidates will now be received till October 10.

Earlier, the last date for submitting applications was September 25. Each candidate was asked to deposit a sum of Rs 11,000.

Party sources said that the reason for extending the date was that the number of applications received so far was ‘unsatisfactory’.

However, a party leader said that the date had been extended because a number of applicants did not wish to submit their candidature during the ongoing ‘Pitra Paksh’ period which is considered inauspicious.