Congress announces candidates for second phase of Gujarat polls

November 26th, 2007 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has announced a list of 50 candidates for the second phase of Gujarat polls.
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narharibhai Amin, AICC Secretary Siddharth Patel and former Union Minister Bharatkumar Makwana are among the 50 candidates whose names figure in the list.
Senior Congress leader Nareshkumar Raval will contest from Mehsana, while Mukeshkumar Gadhvi, son of former Union Minister late B K Gadhvi, will stand from Danta.
The party is likely to announce a candidate against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Maninagar today.
According to sources, nine seats have been left to Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party.
Over 36 million voters will elect the 182-member Assembly in Gujarat as the term of the State’s Legislative Assembly is due to expire on December 26.
The first phase of elections in Gujarat will be held on December 11 and second phase on December 16. The counting of votes will take place on December 23
The BJP managed to win 127 seats, while the Congress party was able to win only 51 seats in the 2002 Gujarat Assembly polls. The Janata Dal (United) and independents won two seats each. (ANI)

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