The Congress on Sunday night released its third list of 76 candidates for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly election, filing of nominations for which will end today (Monday). Congress general secretary Oscar Fernandes released the third list to the media tonight.
The state with 182 seats goes to polls in two phases on 9 and 14 December. The counting will take place on 18 December.
The party, which has been seeking to dislodge the BJP from power in the western state, earlier announced the names of 86 candidates in two phases. The party, however, could not finalise the names of its candidates in 20 more seats, reported PTI.
The Congress has been out of power in the crucial state for over two decades. Prime Minister Narendra governed the state for 13 out of 22 years of the BJP rule in the state.
Eighty-nine seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat region are going to polls in the first phase, while the remaining 93 seats in central and northern region would go for polls in the second phase.
On 19 November, Congress had released its first list of 77 candidates. Notable among those whose names hwere Indranil Rajyaguru, Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhvadiya.
Rajyaguru, a sitting MLA from Rajkot east was fielded against BJP’s chief minister’s face Vijay Rupani.