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Guj polls:Cong likely to release 1st list of candidates nxt wk

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The is likely to release its first list of candidates for the Assembly polls next week, the party sources said today.

The Congress' Committee (CEC), chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi, here earlier in the day.

The sources, however, were at variance on the number of candidates the first list will have.

According to a source, the party will come out with the list of 70 candidates for the phase one of the

Another source maintained that the list will have the names of 80 contenders.

The is locked in a bitter battle with the ruling in Gujarat, which has been under the saffron party's rule for over two decades.

goes to poll in two phases on December 9 and December 14. The result will be declared on December 18. It will be held in 182 assembly constituencies.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 21:42 IST