MPCC president Kamal Nath frequently says survey reports will be the basis for giving tickets to party candidates for the by-elections in 24 constituencies.
Candidates have, however, been selected for 10 of the 24 seats. They have been told to begin work in their respective constituencies. These leaders have also swung into action after getting signals from the party bosses.
The party has given tickets to Satyaprakashi from Dabra, KL Agarwal from Bamhori, Vipin Bankhede from Agar, Balmukund Gautam from Badnawar, Premchand Guddu from Sanwer, Ajab Singh Kushwaha from Sumawali, Sanju Jatav from Gohad, Sunil Sharma from Gwalior, Phool Singh Baraiya from Bhander and Rajendra Singh Mokalpur from Surkhi.
A discussion has already been held to bring BJP leader Mokalpur to the Congress.
The survey is on. Therefore, candidates for Sanchi, Hatpiplya, Suwasara, Pohri, Mugawali, Anuppur, Mehgaon, Morena, Joura, Karera, Ashoknagar, Ambah, Dimni and for Gwalior east will be selected after the survey.
Out of the 10 seats, for which the Congress has almost selected candidates, there are three constituencies from where the party may field old-timers.
The Congress is also making efforts to bring influential leaders from the BJP to the party-fold and field them against the rivals in the by-elections.
Some of them have already joined the Congress and will get tickets.
Baraiya said he was told to contest elections from Bhander. If he does not fight the by-polls, his supporters will be disappointed, so he will be in the fray, Baraiya said.
The Congress assured Kushwaha, Jatav, Guddu and Satyaprakashi that they would get tickets, so they, too, crossed over to the party.