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State Congress announces candidates list for upcoming election

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Newly enrolled Congress member L. Ibomcha to contest from Keishamthong AC ; Kh. Joykishan from Thangmeiband AC; O Lukhoi from Wangoi AC; K. Sarat from Konthoujam AC
Imphal, Feb 3: Congress Central Election Committee today announced the list of candidates for contesting in the upcoming 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election scheduled to hold on March 4 and March 8 this year. The committee announced all the candidates of the Congress to be contested in the 60 assembly constituencies. Interestingly, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh will be contesting from Thoubal Assembly Constituency while his son Surjakumar Okram will be contesting from Khangabok Assembly constituency where her mother was elected in the last assembly election. Another close relative of Okram Ibobi Singh field in this election is Okram Henry. He is the nephew of the Chief Minister and will be contesting from Wangkhei Assembly constituency. Earlier Y. Erabot was the congress candidate from the constituency until he resigned and joined the BJP last year. After N Biren resigned from the Congress Party and joined the BJP, N. Ratan Meetei aka Kapu will be contesting from Heingang Assembly Constituency. Some of the new entry that hurt the old time congress workers are Laishom Ibomcha of Keishamthong Assembly constituency, Khumukcham Joykishan of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency, O. Lukhoi of Wangoi Assembly Constituency and K Sarat of Konthoujam Assembly Constituency. MPCC president TN Haokip will be contesting from Saikot Assembly Constituency while deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam will be contesting from Nungba Assembly Constituency. There are not much changes to the candidates of other constituencies.

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