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Assam LS list on Monday, Gogoi won't contest: Congress

IANS  |  Dehradun 

The on Sunday said its candidates for 10 of Assam's 14 seats would be declared on Monday and former Tarun will not be contesting the elections.

Putting to rest speculations about the candidature of Gogoi, in charge of Harish Rawat said: "has informed us that he will not contest the election."

Ten candidates will be finalised in Monday's meeting of the and the remaining four will be decided after few days, he said.

will see polling in the first three phases - April 11, 18 and 23 - on the seven phase election.

Rawat, who later left for on Sunday, said that candidates for the five seats in Uttarakhand would also be declared on Monday.

Asked whether he would like to contest this time, Rawat said he would like to work for the election campaign rather than contest. "But this decision has to be taken by the high command," he said.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:26 IST
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