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Guj: Cong fields Avchar Nakiya for Jasdan Assembly by-poll

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The on Sunday announced leader as its candidate for the December 20 by-election in

Nakiya will face off with BJP's Kunvarji Bavaliya, who had won from the seat on ticket in 2017 Assembly elections, but resigned to join the BJP, necessitating the by-election.

Both Nakiya, a member of district panchayat, and Bavaliya belong to the influential community.

"has given assent to the name of former vice and current member of district panchayat as party's candidate," Congress said.

Nakiya will file his nomination paper Monday, he said, adding that before that the Congress will organise a 'Jan Ashirvad' meet at

Talking to the media, Nakiya said he has the support of Patidar and other leaders in the Congress who were also contenders for the ticket.

"Kunvarjibhai won in 2017 because he was a Congress candidate. He will face the consequences for betraying people's trust," he said.

The election will be held on December 20 and votes will be counted on December 23.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:45 IST