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Lok Sabha Elections: Congress to Finalize Candidates Soon

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Days after the party revealed its initial list of candidates for the polls, the Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) convened on Monday to select the final slate of candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

On Friday, the Congress released its initial list of 39 candidates, including Rahul Gandhi, who will run a second time from Wayanad in Kerala.

At the CEC meeting, which was presided over by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, the five Uttarakhand parliamentary constituencies were the subject of the initial discussions.

Besides Mr Kharge, former Congress presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Ambika Soni, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, T S Singhdeo and Mohammad Jawaid, among others, are members of the CEC.

Sonia Gandhi was present at the meeting along with Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttarakhand Kumari Selja.

At the last CEC meet on Thursday, discussions were held on Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Sikkim, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Lakshwadeep.

According to the first list of candidates released by the party, former Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has been fielded from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal from Alappuzha (Kerala) and Shashi Tharoor has been renominated from Thiruvananthapuram.

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