Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2022 Congress Candidates 3rd List: Congress on Wednesday released the third list of 10 candidates for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections. The most prominent name in this is that of former Chief Minister Harish Rawat. His assembly constituency has been changed. He was earlier to contest from Ramnagar assembly seat of Nainital district, but now he has been given ticket from Lal Kuan seat of Nainital district. Earlier, Sandhya Dalakoti had got a ticket on this seat.
Sources said that the working president of the Pradesh Congress Committee, Ranjit Rawat, opposed the candidature of Harish Rawat from Ramnagar. After this the former Chief Minister decided to fight from another seat. Sources say that Ranjeet Rawat was preparing for Ramnagar seat for a long time and was making his claim. Ranjit Rawat has also been made a candidate not from Ramnagar, but from Salt.
Mahendra Pal Singh has been given ticket from Ramnagar assembly constituency. Similarly, candidates have been changed in some other seats as well. Gaurav Chaudhary has been fielded in place of Mohit Uniyal from Doiwala assembly constituency, Ravi Bahadur in place of Barkha Rani from Jwalapur and Mahesh Sharma in place of Mahendra Pal Singh from Kaladhungi. Harish Rawat’s daughter Anupama Rawat has got a ticket from Haridwar Rural.
Earlier, Congress had declared 53 candidates in the first list and 11 candidates in the second list. The Congress has not yet declared any candidate from Kotdwar, the assembly constituency of former minister Harak Singh Rawat. Harak Singh Rawat’s daughter-in-law Anukreethy has been given ticket by Congress from Lansdowne.
Harak Singh Rawat and Anukreethy had joined the Congress on January 22 last. Harak Singh Rawat was sacked from the Uttarakhand cabinet on 16 January and then he was also expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party. Polling for all 70 seats in Uttarakhand will be held on February 14. Counting of votes will take place on March 10.