GUWAHATI: The wait for a list of Congress candidates for the Assam assembly elections scheduled for March 27, April and 6 is almost over with a list almost finalised after a hectic day of screening of candidates.
Big guns such as Ripun Bora, Rakibul Hussain, Debabrata Saikia, Rana Goswami and few orders are almost certain to contest from their existing constituencies. Bora’s name, however, figured along with his wife Manika Bora as a co-aspirant for the Gohpur seat. Similarly, Paban Singh Ghatowar’s name also figures along with his son Pranjal Ghatowar in Moran.
Hussain, Saikia and Goswami are almost certain to retain their Samaguri, Nazira and Jorhat seats. Former minister Ajit Singh is also a certainty for Udharbond.
There are names of two aspirants for some of the constituencies in the list that InsideNE has accessed so far.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of Assam Jitendra Singh this afternoon said the candidates were being screened by a committee headed by former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in consultation with grassroots level party workers.
He also said that the panel would finalise the list of candidates late tonight.
Mariani: Rupjyoti Kurmi
Udharbond: Ajit Singh
Haflong: Nirmal Langthasa
Nazira: Debabrata Saikia
Jorhat: Rana Goswami
Samaguri: Rakibul Hussain
Khumtai: Bismita Gogoi
Amguri: Ankita Dutta
Goalpara (West): Abdur Rashid Mandal
Thowra: Sushanta Buragohain
Sarupathar: Roselina Tirkey
Sonari: Utpal Gogoi
Mahmara: Suruj Dihingiya
Sarukhetri: Zakir Hussain Sidkar
Rupohi: Nurul Huda
Bihpuria: Bhupen Bora
Naharkatiya: Pranati Phukan
Barpeta: Salman Khan/Abhul Rahim Khan
Patacharkuchi: Santanu Sarma/Arunima Das
Bhabanipur: Taijuddin Ahmed/ Ismail Hussain
Jania: Majibur Rahman/Gulam Ali
Sarbhog: Dhiraj Deuri/Rafikul Islam
Chenga: Sukur Ali/Abdur Rupchand Raj
Moran: Paban Singh Ghatowar/Pranjal Ghatowar
Lakhimpur: Ghana Buragohain/Jaiprakash Das
Nagaon Sadar: Durlav Chamua/Santanu Sarma
Chabua: Ajay Phukan/Pranab Baruah
Lahoal: Prithibi Majhi/Manoj Dhanowar
Dibrugarh: Ranjit Baruah/Nilanetra Neog
Duliajan: Bangshilal Sahu/Dhruba Gogoi
Tingkhong: Bipul Gogoi/Etuwa Munda
Sadiya: Birinchi Neog/Rajat Gohain
Doomdooma: Durga Bhumij/Rupesh Gowala
Tinsukia: Raju Sahu/Jayanta Kalita
Digboi: gautam Dhnowar/ Gitanjali Sonowal
Margherita: Rubul Gogoi/Basu Chetry
Bongaigaon: Shankar Prasad Ray/Shyamal Narayan Deb