Gujarat polls: Lok Janshakti Party releases first list of 59 candidates

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Dec 01, 2012 20:39 IST

Ramvilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Saturday announced its first list of 59 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls.

Some more names will be declared soon for important seats in the state like Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, LJP general secretary Abdul Khaliq said in New Delhi.

"We have selected 59 candidates in the first list for Gujarat elections. The names of candidates for seats like Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are under consideration and will be released shortly," Khaliq said.

The first list includes candidates for all regions of the state including Kutch, Saurashtra and Central Gujarat. The party has fielded Muslim candidates in areas where the community has significant presence.

Voting for the 182-member Gujarat Assembly will take place on December 13 and 17.


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