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Cong announces Nainital, Almora candidates’ names

HT Correspondent  New Delhi, April 05, 2014
First Published: 23:16 IST(5/4/2014) | Last Updated: 23:20 IST(5/4/2014)

The Congress on Saturday re-nominated sitting Uttarakhand MPs KC Singh Baba and Pradeep Tamta from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar and Almora seats respectively.

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Both are considered close to CM Harish Rawat. Uttarakhand has five Lok Sabha seats.

While Rawat’s wife Renuka is leading the race among the contenders for Haridwar, Vijay Bahuguna wants Tehri Garhwal seat for his son Saket who had lost the October 2012 Lok Sabha by-election to BJP’s Mala Raj Laxmi Shah.

While Rawat wants the central leadership to Bahuguna, the former CM argued that since Rawat’s wife is getting the ticket from Haridwar, his son should too.


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