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Gujarat polls: Congress likely to finalise candidates list today

The Congress is seeking to wrest power from the BJP in Gujarat after being in the political wilderness for over two decades now

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi being presented a turban by supporters  during a roadshow at Banaskantha in Gujarat on Sunday 	Photo: PTI
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi being presented a turban by supporters during a roadshow at Banaskantha in Gujarat on Sunday Photo: PTI

Top leadership will Friday discuss and finalise its possible candidates for the Assembly elections at a meeting of its Committee.

The is seeking to wrest power from the in after being in the political wilderness for over two decades now.

The discussion will take place at the meeting of the party's CEC convened tomorrow evening.

The CEC is headed by president and has as its members party vice president and former prime minister besides some top party general secretaries.

Sources said the CEC has already discussed some candidates for the first phase of elections for 89 seats in its meeting last week, but has not declared any candidate so far.

All the candidates for the 182 seats will be discussed tomorrow at the CEC, but the party may not declare all of them tomorrow, the sources added.

The process of nomination for the first phase of for 89 seats in has already started with the isse of notification on November 14. The last date for filing nominations is November 21.

The process for the second phase of polling on December 14 starts on November 20 with the issue of notification.

The votes will be counted on December 18, along with those of Himachal Pradesh where elections were held on November 9.

The has already discussed its candidates at a meeting of its committee held yesterday, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief Amit Shah.

While the has finalised the list of candidates for the Assembly polls to be held next month, sources said the list has not been declared yet.

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First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 07:31 IST
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