Assam: No surprises in Congress Party list of 118

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Gauhati: The Congress Party list of 118 candidates, which was announced on March 13 in New Delhi, did not have any surprise as majority of the controversial Congress leaders managed to get nominations.

The list, which included Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai also nominated the Ministers of the Gogoi Cabinet. However, many of them were at the receiving end for their alleged role in multi-crore rupees N C Hills Scam and acquir-ing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, the party decided to re-nominate all of them.

Meanwhile, a section of Congress leaders who were denied party ticket have threatened to contest the election independently as rebel candidate.

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