Congress announces names of 63 candidates in Uttarakhand

Congress announces names of 63 candidates in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI (INDIA): Congress today declared its candidates for 63 seats in poll bound Uttarakhand where Chief Minister Harish Rawat will contest from two seats – Kichha and Haridwar Rural.nnThe candidates were decided at a meeting of party’s Central Election Committee chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, which met here last night.nnAssembly elections in 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly is scheduled to take place on February 15.nnProminent among the candidates are state ministers Indira Hridyesh who will contest from Haldwani, Surendra Singh Negi who will contest from Kotdwar and Dinesh Aggarwal who will contest from Dharampur.nnMantri Prasad Naithani will contest from Deoprayag, Harish Chandra Durgapal from Lalkuwa while Govind Singh Kunjwal will be the Congress candidate from Jageshwar.nnThe contest in the state is a direct fight between Congress and BJP. While the Congress is seeking a fresh mandate on the development agenda, the BJP is also using the development plank to stage a comeback.nnCongress Chief Minister Harish Rawat is also seeking a fresh mandate on the plea that the Narendra Modi led Central government had dismissed his government till it was restored by the Court.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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