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Assam: Congress drops 12 MLAs
March 15, 2006 01:17 IST
The Congress dropped as many as 12 sitting MLAs, including a minister, from its list of 120 candidates for the Assam Assembly elections.
The minister who has faced the axe is Hemaprakash Narayan, who represented Dergaon reserve constituency. Former education minister Pankaj Bordoloi, who represented Guwahati - East, was dropped, so also ten other MLAs.
Prominent among others re-nominated were senior ministers Bhumidhar Barman and Himanta Biswa Sharma.
Assam, which will have two-phased polls on April 3 and 10 ahead of the Bihu festival witnesses a multi-corner contest this time with Congress, BJP and a section of AGP along with Left slugging it out for the 126-seat Assembly.