Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Jan. 22: The Congress Party on Sunday released its first list of 63 candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat will contest the election from Hardwar Rural and Kichha area.  Apart from Rawat, prominent leaders like Kishore Upadhyay will fight from Sahaspur and Prashad Naithani will fight from Deoprayag.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already released its name of nominees for the legislative assembly elections.  Uttarakhand will vote for 70 assembly constituencies in a single-phase on February 15. The counting of votes will take place on March 11.