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Cong to go alone in Bihar

Congress will go alone in the coming Bihar Assembly polls for which party general secretary Rahul Gandhi has already kicked off the election campaign.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2010 00:05 IST

Congress will go alone in the coming Bihar Assembly polls for which party general secretary Rahul Gandhi has already kicked off the election campaign.

"We have been ready since long for contesting the Assembly polls on our own, state Congress chief spokesman Prem Chandra Mishra told reporters in Patna on Monday.

Gandhi had visited the state on Saturday and Congress state elections committee would meet here on September 11 to decide on the electoral strategy for the 243 seats.

Asked about the party's chief ministerial candidate, Mishra said Congress does not have the tradition of declaring the name before the elections.

"In fact, we are going to the polls with the active support and guidance of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, besides Prime Minister Manmohan Singh," he said, adding Bihar PCC chief Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser would lead the campaign.

Youths would be given due consideration in the allotment of tickets keeping in view Rahul Gandhi's dream of establishing a government of youths in Bihar, he added.