SHIMLA, Jan. 11 -- As the Congress is bracing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it has decided to invite applications for four seats in the state, amidst reports that the top leadership has given its nod for return of leaders, who were ousted from the party ahead of 2017 elections for breach of discipline.

Congress will invite application from aspirants for the four Lok Sabha seats including Shimla, Hamirpur, Kangra and Mandi. The aspirants can submit their application along with rs 25,000 fee to the block or district committees or can directly approach Rajiv Bhawan, the party headquarters, in Shimla.

The decision came following a meeting between former state party chief, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and All India Congress Committee (AIC...