AAP announces candidates on three LS seats in Assam, rues lingering seat-sharing talks with Congress

The AAP’s state leadership was hell bent upon contesting the three seats but the Congress was willing to leave only the Guwahati seat to the Kejriwal-led party.
AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Photo | PTI

GUWAHATI: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday announced party candidates for three Lok Sabha constituencies, including Guwahati, in Assam.

AAP national general secretary (organisation) Sandeep Pathak announced the names of party candidates Manoj Dhanohar from Dibrugarh, Bhabhen Chaudhary from Guwahati and Rishi Raj from Sonitpur.

The AAP’s state leadership was hell bent upon contesting the three seats but the Congress was willing to leave only the Guwahati seat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Speculation was rife that Congress wants Assam Jatiya Parishad chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi to contest from the Dibrugarh seat.

"The talks with INDIA bloc are going on for months. We are tired now with the talks that have been going on for months but with no result. We have to contest the elections and win it. We do not have to contest elections just for the sake of it," Pathak said.

(with inputs from PTI)

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