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Uttarakhand polls: Congress reworks candidates list, Harish Rawat to contest from Lal Kuan, not Ramnagar

Congress leaders said the party is also keeping an eye on the political moves of its rivals. The party has so far released the list of 64 out of 70 candidates for the upcoming poll in Uttarakhand.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 26, 2022 23:42 IST
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Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat

Highlights

  • The assembly seat of Congress leader Harish Rawat for upcoming U'khand polls has been changed.
  • Earlier, the party said he will contest from Ramnagar, but he will now contest from Lal Kuan.
  • The party has changed seats of a few candidates for Uttarakhand polls.

Ahead of Uttarakhand assembly elections slated for February 14, the Congress party revised its list of candidates, including former state CM and party leader Harish Rawat, who will now contest from Lal Kuan assembly seat, instead of Nainital's Ramnagar seat as notified earlier. Along with this, Rawat's daughter Anupama Rawat has been fielded from the Haridwar (Rural) seat.

Uttarakhand Congress screening committee members met on Wednesday afternoon and discussed the third list of candidates for the state which is likely to be released by Thursday, sources said. A few candidates from the previous list are likely to be changed. Many of the leaders were present physically in the meeting and a few of them joined virtually.

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"Sub-committee members will give all reports to Congress president and the final decision will be taken then. CEC sub-committee members are in touch with all the leaders," a source had said earlier today.

Congress leaders said the party is also keeping an eye on the political moves of its rivals. The party has so far released the list of 64 out of 70 candidates for the upcoming poll. The first list of 53 candidates was released on Saturday night. 

(With ANI Inputs)

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