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Rajasthan Assembly elections: Congress releases first list of 152 candidates


Taking a step ahead on Thursday, Congress released the first list of 152 candidates for upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections. The list includes prominent names such as Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot and Harish Chaudhary.

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After detailed discussions at the party’s Central Election Committee, it was decided that Sachin Pilot, who is also the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) chief, will contest from Tonk while Ashok Gehlot will contest from his home constituency of Sardarpura.

Senior party leaders CP Joshi and Giriraj Vyas will contest from Nathdwara and Udaipur, respectively. Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former top cop of Rajasthan, Harish Meena, who very recently joined the Congress, also featured in the first list of candidates and will contest from the Deoli-Uniara constituency.

Ace discus thrower and Arjuna Award-recipient Krishna Punia has also been given a ticket to contest the polls from the Sadulpur constituency. The Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly, Rameshwar Lal Dudi, is the Congress’s candidate from the Nokha assembly seat. AICC Secretary Harish Chaudhary will contest the polls from the Baytoo seat.

It is to be noted that Rajasthan Assembly elections will be held in a single phase for all 200 seats in the state on December 7 and the counting of votes will take place on December 11.

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