The final list would be released within a day, AICC general secretary Kamal Nath told reporters in Delhi after a 10-hour long meeting of the party's Central Election Committee, headed by party president Sonia Gandhi.
Other senior leaders who attended the meeting included Pranab Mukherjee, Ambika Soni and Gujarat unit president Shankarsinh Vaghela, he said.
The CEC has authorised Sonia to take the final decision on the names of the remaining 42 candidates, he said.
The names finalised today include the 75 cleared by the CEC in its first meeting on November 12, Kamal Nath said.
He had earlier stated that at least a dozen of the 63 sitting MLAs would not be given tickets this time for 'strategic' reasons keeping in mind the potential of a candidate to win the election.
Asked about an alliance and sharing of seats with like-minded parties, the AICC general secretary said Vaghela was holding talks with such parties.
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