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Uttarakhand polls: Final decision on Congress candidates for 50 seats today

Congress Screening Committee held deliberations candidates for 50 constituencies in Uttarakhand Assembly elections in its meeting

Uttarakhand Assembly elections | Congress | Harish Rawat


Harish Rawat

Screening Committee held deliberations candidates for 50 constituencies in in its nearly 10-hour long meeting on Thursday. However, the final decision regarding the candidates for these seats will be taken on Friday.

The meeting lasted for 10 hours and concluded at 11:15 pm.

After the meeting concluded at 11:15 pm, former Uttarakhand chief minister and senior leader said, "We have reached a mutual understanding for around 50 seats. We will take the final decision tomorrow. CEC meeting may be on Saturday."

Besides Harish Rawat, screening committee meeting chairman Avinash Pande, PCC chief Ganesh Godiyal were present in the meeting.

When asked if he would contest the Uttrakhand assembly election, Rawat said the party will take a decision.

"After the first screening meeting, the reaction which we received we have evaluated that and tomorrow again we will meet and evaluate on all the seats. On Friday, we will give the final shape. Approximately 50 seat agreement of screening committee has been done," he said.

The next Party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting will be held on Saturday.

The polling for Uttarakhand Assembly Election will take place in a single phase on February 14. The results will be declared on March 10.

In the 2017 assembly elections, BJP won 57 out of 70 seats in the state.

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First Published: Fri, January 14 2022. 11:28 IST