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Gujarat Assembly polls 2017: Full list of 176 Congress candidates in fray

The BJP is ruling in Gujarat for 22 years uninterruptedly. This time Congress has made some of its most calculated moves in fielding candidates.

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The 2017 has been one of the most watched events closer to the end of the calendar year 2017. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a fifth straight term in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, these elections are quite significant for the Congress as well, especially as the party is seeing the much-awaited change at its helm of affairs. For Rahul Gandhi, who is set to take over as the president of the Congress party, the Gujarat Assembly polls are an opportunity to steer an electoral comeback for the party.

Seeking to overthrow the rule of BJP, in power in the state for 22 years -- no party has ever been able to shake its base during the period -- the Congress has made some of its most calculated moves in fielding candidates. Also, the party has employed a wide-ranging campaigning, active social media push, and modified and upgraded vision of promises. 


In total, the Congress has fielded 176 candidates for the 182 seats where it is contesting. The party has also tied up with some community leaders like the Patidar leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, and Dalit leader  

Here's the full list of Congress candidates trying their luck from various constituencies ibn the ongoing Gujarat Assembly elections: 

Constituency Candidate
Abdasa Pradyumansinh Jadeja
Akota Ranjit S. Chavan
Amraiwadi Arvindsinh V. Chauhan
Amreli Pareshbhai Dhanani
Anand Kantibhai (Soda) Parmar
Anjar V.K. Humbal
Anklav Amitbhai Chavda
Ankleshwar Anil Bhagat
Asarwa – SC Kanubhai Vaghela
Bacharaji Bharat Thakor
Balasinor Ajit Chauhan
Bansda – ST Anantkumar H. Patel
Bapunagar HimmatsinhPatel
Bardoli – SC Tarunkumar J. Vaghela
Bayad Dhavalsinh Zala
Bharuch Jaish Patel
Bhavnagar East Ms. Nitaben B. Rathod
Bhavnagar Rural Kantibhai Chauhan
Bhavnagar West Dilipsinh A. Gohil
Bhiloda – ST Dr. Anil J. Joshiyara
Bhuj Adam B Chaki
Borsad Rajendrasinh Parmar
Botad Manhar Patel
Chanasma Raghu Desai
Chhota Udaipur -ST Mohansinh C. Rathwa
Choryasi Yogeshbhai B. Patel
Chotila Rutvikkumar L Makwana
Dabhoi Sidharthbhai C. Patel
Dahegam Smt. Kaminiba B. Rathod
Dahod – ST Vajesingbhai P. Panda
Dangs – ST Mangalbhai G. Gavit
Danilimda – SC Shailesh M. Parmar
Danta – ST Kantibhai K. Kharadi
Dariapur Gayasuddin H. Shekh
Dasada – SC Naushadji B Solanki
Daskroi Pankajbhai C. Patel
Deesa Govabhai H. Rabari
Deodar Shivbhai Bhuria
Devgadbaria Bharatsinh P. Vakhla
Dhandhuka Rajesh Koli
Dhanera Nathabhai Patel
Dharampur – ST Ishwarbhai D. Patel
Dhari J.V. Kakadiya
Dholka Ashwin Kamubhai Rathore
Dhoraji Lalit Vasoya
Dhrangadhra Purushottambhai Sabariya
Dwarka Meraman Goriya
Ellisbridge Vijay Dave
Fatepura – ST Raghu D. Machhar
Gadhada – SC Praveen Maru
Gandevi – ST Sureshbhai Halpati
Gandhidham – SC Kishorbhai G. Pingol
Gandhinagar North C.J. Chavda
Gandhinagar South Govind Thakor
Garbada – ST Ms. Chandrikaben Bariya
Gariadhar P.M. Kheni
Ghatlodia Shashikant V. Patel
Godhra Rajendrasinh Patel
Gondal Arjun Khataria
Halol Udesinh Baria
Himatnagar Kamlesh Patel
Jalalpore Parimal N. Patel
Jamalpur-Khadia Imran Khedawala
Jambusar Sanjaybhai J. Solanki
Jamjodhpur Chiragbhai R. Kalariya
Jamnagar North Jivan Kumbharvadia
Jamnagar Rural Vallabh Dharadiya
Jamnagar South Ashok Lal
Jasdan Kunvarji M. Bavaliya
Jetpur Ravi Ambaliya
Jetpur – ST Sukhrambhai Rathwa
Jhalod – ST Bhavesh Katara
Junagadh Bhikhabhai Joshi
Kadi – SC Rameshbhai Chavda
Kalavad – SC Pravinbhai N. Muchhadiya
Kalol Baldevji C. Thakor
Kalol Pradhumansinh Z. Parmar
Kamrej Ashok Jirawala
Kankrej Dinesh Zalera
Kapadvanj Kalubhai R. Dabhi
Kaprada – ST Jitubhai H. Chaudhary
Karanj Bhavesh G. Bhumbhliya
Karjan Akshay I. Patel
Katargam Jignesh Mewasa
Keshod Jayeshkumar V. Ladani
Khambhalia Vikram Madam
Khambhat Khusmanbhai Patel
Khedbrahma  – ST Ashvin M. Kotwal
Kheralu Ramji S. Thakor
Kodinar – SC Mohanbhai M. Vala
Kutiyana Vejabhai L Modedara
Lathi Virjibhai Thummar
ldar – SC Manilal Vaghela
Limbayat Ravindra Patil
Limbdi Somabhai G. Patel
Limkheda – ST Mahesh R. Tadvi
Lunwada Prananjay Ditya S Parmar
Mahesana Jivabhai Patel
Mahudha Indrajitsinh Natvarsinh Thakor
Mahuva Vijaybhai Baraiya
Mahuva – ST Dr. Tusharbhai Chaudhary
Majura Ashokbhai M. Kothari
Manavadar Jawahar Chavda
Mandvi Shaktisinh Gohil
Mandvi – ST Anandbhai Chaudhari
Mangrol Babubhai K. Vaja
Maninagar Ms. Sweta Brahmbhatt
Manjalpur Chirag Zaveri
Mansa Sureshbhai C. Patel
Matar Sanjaybhai H. Patel
Mehmedabad Gautambhai R. Chauhan
Modasa Rajendrasinh S. Thakor
Morbi Brijesh A. Merja
Nadiad Jitendra S. Patel
Nandod – ST Premsinh D. Vasava
Naranpura Nitin K. Patel
Naroda Omprakash D. Tiwari
Navsari Smt. Bhavnaben Patel
Nikol Indravijaysinh Gohil
Nizar – ST Sunil Gamit
Olpad Yogendrasinh C. Bakrola
Padra Jaspalsinh M. Thakor
Palanpur Maheshkumar A. Patel
Palitana Pravinbhai J. Rathod
Pardi Bharatbhai M. Patel
Patan Dr. Kirit Patel
Petlad Niranjan Patel
Porbandar Arjunbhai Modhvadiya
Prantij Mahendrasinh K. Baraiya
Radhanpur Alpesh Zala
Rajkot East Mithul Donga
Rajkot Rural  – SC Vashram A. Sangathia
Rajkot South Dinesh Chovatiya
Rajkot West Indranil Rajyaguru
Rajula Amrish J. Der
Raopura Chandrakant Shrivastav
Rapar Santok Arethiya
Sabarmati Dr. Jitubhai Patel
Sanand Smt. Pushpaben Jorubhai Dabhi
Sankheda – ST Dhirubhai C. Bhil
Santrampur – ST Gendalbhai M. Damor
Savarkundla Pratap Dhuddhat
Savli Sagar Prakash Koko Brahmbhatt
Sayajigunj Narendra Rawat
Shehra Dushyantsinh N. Chauhan
Sidhpur Chandan Thakor
Sojitra Poonambhai M. Parmar
Somnath Vimalbhai K. Chudasma
Surat East Nitin Bharucha
Surat North Dinesh M. Kacchadiya
Surat West Iqbalbhai D. Patel
Talaja Kanubhai M. Baraiya
Talala Bhagwanbhai D. Barad
Tankara Lalit K. Kagathara
Thakkarbapa Nagar Babubhai Mangokia
Tharad DD Rajput
Thasra Kantibhai S. Parmar
Udhna Satish Patel
Umbargaon – ST Ashokbhai M. Patel
Umreth Kapilaben G. Chavda
Una Punjabhai Vansh
Unjha Dr. Ashaben D. Patel
Vadodara City – SC Anilbhai R. Parmar
Vagra Suleman Patel
Valsad Narendra J. Tandel
Varachha Road Dhirubhai Gajera
Vatva Vipin Patel
Vav Geniben Thakor
Vejalpur Mihir Shah
Vijapur Nathabhai P. Patel
Viramgam Lakhabhai  Bharwad
Visavadar Harshadbhai Ribadiya
Visnagar Mahesh Patel
Vyara – ST Punabhai D. Gamit
Wadhwan Mohanbhai D. Patel
Wankaner Mohammad Javed Pirzada

First Published: Sun, December 10 2017. 09:44 IST