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Congress's third candidates' list to be released tomorrow


New Delhi, March 17: The Congress's third list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election is likely to be announced on March 18, sources said on Sunday.

The grand-old party is facing problems with many of its senior leaders reluctant to contest the elections. Union minister Manish Tewari has also joined the list citing his ill health. Tewari was admitted to a hospital here after suffering from hearing ailment.

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The Congress is likely to take some crucial calls on seats in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat. The party is also likely to take decision on fielding accused leaders like Suresh Kalmadi and Ashok Chavan. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram might also stand aside from the polls to pave way for the younger generation.

The third list might also seal the seats of leaders like Sachin Pilot and cricketer-turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin.

The Congress on Sunday came out with a list of 32 candidates for the Sikkim assembly election which will be held on April 12, the day when the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election will be held.

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