By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, March 21: The Congress today announced its second list of candidates, dropping sitting MLAs Robin Bordoloi and Hemanta Talukdar and replacing veteran Dr Bhumidhar Barman with his son Diganta at Barkhetri.
The party announced its candidates in 57 seats. The ruling party had earlier set aside four seats for United People's Party, the Bodo party led by UG Brahma.
The Congress has nomited chairperson of Assam State Film Fince Development Corporation Limited Bobbeeta Sharma - who had been denied ticket several times earlier - from Guwahati East, replacing Robin Bordoloi.
A former Youth Congress leader and an ex- Khadi Board chairman, Juri Sharma Bordoloi will contest in Congress ticket from Guwahati West, a constituency represented by Hemanta Talukdar in the current assembly. Talukdar, meanwhile, has threatened to contest as an independent candidate from the seat.
As speculated, former AASU president Shankar Prasad Rai, who crossed over to Congress from the BJP, will contest from Bongaigaon while former Koch Rajbongshi student leader Biswajit Rai will be the party's candidate from Bijni.
Rebel AIUDF MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, who joined the Congress recently, will seek to retain the Baghbor seat, this time on Congress ticket. Former AGP leader Zoi th Sharma has been given the Congress ticket from Sipajhar.
Youth Congress leader Pranjit Choudhury will contest from Kamalpur.
Former press advisor to the CM Abdul Khaleque will contest from Jania while Wazed Ali Choudhury will fight from South Salmara.
Even before the Congress announced the list, a "self-assured" former minister Akon Bora filed his nomition papers from Dispur constituency today.
Former All Assam Minority Students Union president Abdur Rahim Ahmed has been given the party ticket from Barpeta.
Former Asom Tribal Sangha general secretary Aditya Khaklary, who joined the Congress recently, was denied ticket but was today appointed as vice-president of the State Congress unit.
All Tai Ahom Students Union president Pranjal Rajkonwar was also "rehabilitated" as APCC general secretary.
MANKACHAR Dr. Motiur Rahman Mondal
SALMARA SOUTH WAZED ALI CHOUDHURY
DHUBRI ABEDUL ZAMAN
GAURIPUR SUSHIL KUMAR ROY
GOLAKGANJ ABDUS SOBAHAN ALl SARKAR
BILASIPARA WEST SABA AKHTAR
BILASIPARA EAST AMRIT BADSHA
GOSSAIGAON ASHIM HASDA
BONGAIGAON SHANKAR PRASAD ROY
BIJNI BISWAJIT RAY
ABHAYAPURI NORTH ABDUL HAI GORI
ABHAYAPURI SOUTH (SC) CHANDAN KUMAR SARKAR
DUDHNOI (ST) SIBCHARAN BASUMATARY
GOALPARA EAST ABDUL KALAM RASHEED ALAM
GOALPARA WEST MD. ABDUR RASHID MANDAL
JALESWAR ABDUL FAZAL SIRUDDIN MOLLAH
SORHOG ANURUPA HAN N
BHABANIPUR RAJIB DAS
PATACHARKUCHI SAILEN KALITA
BARPETA ABDUR RAHIM AHMED
JANIA ABDUL KHALEQUE
BAGHBAR SHERMAN ALI AHMED
SARUKHETRI ZAKIR HUSSAIN SIKDAR
CHENGA SUKUR ALl AHMED
BOKO (SC) NDITA DAS
CHAYYGAON REKIBUDDIN AHMED
PALASBARI BAJYOTI TALUKDAR
JALUKBARI NIREN DEKA
DISPUR AKON BORA
GUWAHATI EAST BOBBEETA SHARMA
GUWAHATI WEST JURI SARMA BORDOLOI
HAJO DULU AHMED
KAMALPUR PRANJ1T CHOUDHURY
RANGIYA GHANSHYAM KALITA
TAMULPUR RABINDRA BISWAS
LBARI PRADYUT KUMAR BHUYAN
BARKHETRY DIGANTA BARMAN
DHARMAPUR NILAMANI SEN DEKA
BARAMA (ST) TULASHI MAS RABHA
KALAIGAON INDRAJIT KUMAR SAIKIA
SIPAJHAR ZOII TH SARMAH
MANGALDOI (SC) BASANTA DAS
DALGAON MD. ILIAS ALl
JAGIROAD (SC) BIBEKANDA DALAI
MORIGAON JONJOLI BARUAH
LAHORIGHAT DR ZRUL ISLAM
RAHA (SC) SASHI KANTA DAS
DHING ANOWAR HUSSAIN
BATADROBA GAUTAM BORA
RUPOHIHAT MD. NURUL HUDA
GAON DURLAV CHAMUA
BARHAMPUR SURESH BORAH
SAMAGURI RAKIBUL HUSSAIN
KALIABOR BINDU GANJU
JAMUMUKH ALHAJ BASHIR UDDIN LASKAR
HOJAI ARDHENDU KR. DEY
LUMDING NETRA RANJAN MAHANTA