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Cong names Avasarbhai Kanjibhai Nakiya as candidate for Gujarat Assembly seat bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Sunday named Avasarbhai Kanjibhai Nakiya as its candidate for the Assembly byelection in scheduled for December 20.

has approved the candidature of Nakiya as party candidate for the ensuing bypoll to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, the party said in a statement.

Kunvarji Bavaliya on Friday had filed his nomination for the Assembly byelection.

The bypoll was necessitated after Bavaliya, who won from on a ticket in last year's assembly polls, resigned as MLA on July 2 this year.

On the same day, he was inducted as a in the BJP government led by

The notification for the byelection was issued on November 26 by the

While polling in will be held on December 20, votes will be counted on December 23.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:00 IST