Gujarat: Congress releases first list of candidates, fields Shaktisinh Gohil from Mandvi
While senior Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil will contest from Mandvi, Indranil Rajyaguru has been pitted against CM Vijay Rupani from Rajkot West.
The Congress today released its first list of 77 candidates for the 182-member Assembly election. Senior Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil will contest from Mandvi.
Indranil Rajyaguru has been pitted against Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot West.
The poll will be held in two phases next month - December 9 and 14 and the results will be announced alongside Himachal Pradesh's on December 18.
While Patidar leader Lalit Vasoya has got a ticket from Dhoraji, Arjun Modhvadiya will contest from Porbandar.
This is our 1st Candidate list of 77 Candidates for #GujaratElection2017.November 19, 2017
While no ticket has been alotted to Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) aspirant Manoj Panara in Morbi, Congress opted to field its own leader Brijesh Merja from the seat.
Former UPA minister Dr Tushar Chaudhary will contest from Mahua.
The Congress is locked in a bitter contest with the BJP in the state which has been under the saffron party's rule for over two decades.
Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki confirmed earlier today that a reservation formula has been worked out with Patidar leaders ahead of next month's Gujarat Assembly election.
Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Dinesh Bambhaniya, too, said the Congress agreed to Patidars' demand for a constitution reservation.
Bambhania has been holding the talks with Congress, while Hardik has not attended any meeting. Hardik was rumoured to have had a surreptitious meeting with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi last month.
The BJP released its first list of 70 candidates for the elections on Friday and released aa 36-candidate list on Saturday.
Of the total 106 candidates, there are 24 ST candidates and five SC candidates.
The party named CM Rupani as its candidate from Rajkot West. Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel will contest from Mahesana and state party president Jitubhai Vaghani from Bhavnagar West.
CONGRESS FIRST LIST (Candidates and constituencies)
1. Shaktisinh Gohil - Mandvi
2. VK Humbal - Anjar
3. Kishorbhai G Pingol - Gandhidham - SC
4. Naushadji B Solanki - Dasada SC
5. Somabhai G Patel - Limbdi
6. Mohanbhai D Patel - Wadhwan
7. Rutvikkumar L Makwana - Chotila
8. Purushottambhai Sabariya - Dhrangahdra
9. Brijesh A Merja - Morbi
10. Lalit K Kagathara - Tankara
11. Mohammad Javed Pirzada - Wankaner
12. Indranil Rajyaguru - Rajkot West
13. Vashram A Sangathia - Rajkot Rural - SC
14. Kunvarji M Bavaliya - Jasdan
15. Arjun Khataria - Gondal
16. Ravi Ambaliya - Jetpur
17. Lalit Vasoya - Dhoraji
18. Pravinbhai N Muchhadiya - Kalavad - SC
19. Vallabh Dharadiya - Jamnagar Rural
20. Chiragbhai R Kalariya - Jamjodhpur
21. Arjunbhai Modhvadiya - Porbandar
22. Vejabhai L Modedara - Kutiyana
23. Jawahar Chavda - Manavadar
24. Amit Thummar - Junagadh
25. Harshadbhai Ribadiya - Visvadar
26. Jayeshkumar V Ladani - Keshod
27. Babubhai K Vaja - Mangrol
28. Vimalbhai K Chudasma - Somnath
29. Bhagwanbhai D Barad - Talala
30. Mohanbhai M Vala - Kodinar (SC)
31. Punjabhai Vansh - Una
32. JV Kakadiya - Dhari
33. Pareshbhai Dhanani - Amreli
34. Virjibhai Thummar - Lathi
35. Pratap Dhuddhat - Savarkundla
36. Amrish J Der - Rajula
37. Vijaybhai Baraiya - Mahuva
38. Kanubhai M Baraiya - Talaja
39. PM Kheni - Gariadhar
40. Pravinbhai J Rathod - Palitana
41. Kantibhai Chauhan - Bhavnagar Rural
42. Ms Nitaben B Rathod - Bhavnagar East
43. Dilipsinh A Gogil - Bhavnagar West
44. Praveen Maru - Gadhada - SC
45. Manhar Patel - Botad
46. Premsinh D Vasava - Nandod - ST
47. Sanjaybhai J Solanki - Jambusar
48. Suleman Patel - Vagra
49. Kiran Thakor - Bharuch
50. Anil Bhagat - Ankleshwar
51. Yogendrasinh C Bakrola - Olpad
52. Anandbhai Chaudhari - Mandvi
53. Nilesh Kambani - Kamrej
54. Nitin Bharucha - Surat East
55. Dinesh M Kacchadiya - Surat North
56. Prafulbhai C Togadiya - Varachha Road
57. Bhavesh G Bhumaliya - Karanj
58. Ravindra Patil - Limbayat
59. Satish Patil - Udhna
60. Ashokbhai M Kothari - Majura
61. Jignesh Mewasa - Katargam
62. Iqbhalbhai Patel - Surat West
63. Yogeshbhai B Patel - Choryasi
64. Tarunkumar J Vaghela - Bardoli - SC
65. Dr Tusharbhai Chaudhary - Mahuva - ST
66. Punabhai D Gamit - Vyara - ST
67. Sunil Gamit - Nizar - ST
68. Mangalbhai G Gavit - Dangs - ST
69. Parimal N Patel - Jalapore
70. Smt Bhavnaben Patel - Navsari
71. Sureshbhai Halpati - Gandevi - ST
72. Anantkumar H Patel - Bansda - ST
73. Ishwarbhai D Patel - Dharampur - ST
74. Narendra J Tandel - Valsad
75. Bharatbhai M Patel - Pardi
76. Jitubhai H Chaudhary - Kaprada - ST
77. Ashokbhai M Patel - Umbargaon - ST
Of the total 182 Assembly segments in the state, 89 seats will go to poll in the first phase.
The process of nomination for the phase has already started with the issue of notification on November 14. The last date for filing nominations is November 21.
The remaining 93 segments will go to poll in the second phase.