About 1,000 party workers have applied for the Congress party ticket for the forthcoming state assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
The big number of leaders seeking party symbol, poses stiff challenge before Congress to satisfy all the applicants.
After facing revolt from ten senior leaders earlier his year, Congress is struggling to keep its unity intact.
The state Congress had invited application from all the Congress leaders interested in fighting the assembly elections due early next year. 
The election committee of the Uttarakhand Congress party will be conducting its first meeting in Dehradun on coming December 18.
State Congress president Kishore Upadhyay said, “Congress is ready for the state assembly elections and there is big excitement among the party workers.
The election committee of the party will be meeting on 18 December in Dehradun and efforts will be made to form a consensus on all the seats to ensure win for the party candidate.”
Those who have applied for Congress ticket, have already started their publicity campaign by putting flex and banners in different parts of the hill state.
As Congress can provide tickets to seventy leaders only, so everybody is keeping their fingers closed to see the reactions of the denied Congress leaders after the party list is declared.
In a move to reach the public, Congress leaders will be conducting a foot march in different parts of the state on 18 December.
It is mandatory for every worker, who has applied for party ticket, to  walk at least 5 km in the assembly seat from where they wish to contest in the ‘Padyatra’ campaign.
Providing a major boost to election preparation of the party, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a public rally in Dehradun on 23 December. 
The Uttarakhand Congress has so far struggled to get any star campaigner.
Rahul Gandhi is expected to lift the sagging sprites of Congress leaders in Uttarakhand.