Guwahati: In a press release issued by the All India Congress Committee, the Congress party announced the names of the candidates who will be contesting in the Assam Assembly by-polls in three assembly constituencies. The candidature of the three candidates was approved by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
The press release read, "The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the proposals for the candidature of the following persons to contest the ensuing Assam Assembly bye-elections as Congress candidates from the states mentioned below."
The candidates who have been given tickets by the Congress party are Jowel Tudu, Bhaskar Dahal and Manoranjan Konwar.
Jowel Tudu will be contesting from the 28 Gossaingaon Assembly Constituency while Bhaskar Dahal will fight for the MLA seat in 58 Tamulpur Constituency.
The Congress candidate who is given the ticket from 107 Thowra Assembly Constituency is Manoranjan Konwar.
In Assam, the assembly by-polls will be held in the constituencies of Gossaingaon, Tamulpur, Thowra, Mariani and Bhabanipur on October 30.
A total of 5 Assembly seats has been remaining vacant in Assam as informed by the Election Commission of India.
Additionally, the press release also released the name of the candidate who will be contesting in the Maharashtra Assembly by-polls.
As per the press release, Jitesh Raosaheb Antapurkar will be contesting from the 90 Deglur-SC Assembly Constituency in Maharashtra.