AICC General Secretary Jagmeet Singh Brar and Secretary P Sudhakar Reddy held a series of meetings in a hotel in south Goa Thursday afternoon to shortlist the candidate for the 2nd June Cortalim by-poll.
After meeting the aspirants, Reddy said later that they would submit a detailed report to the party high command on Friday and the candidate would be announced on 13th May.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha, who had won from Cortalim on a BJP ticket.
Reddy said a list of few aspirants had been prepared which will be discussed with the high command. The Congress leaders also met dissident leader Churchill Alemao, former PWD minister who was defeated from Navelim in the 3rd March elections.
Reddy further informed said some party leaders proposed Alemao as the candidate for the by-poll.