Gujarat: Cautious Cong now calls up nominees to give tickets
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Even as rebellion spread in the state Congress, candidates whose name figured in the second list that was released late Wednesday night and withdrawn soon thereafter began filing their nominations on Friday. Though the second list has not been made official, top party leaders were calling up candidates to give them the mandate verbally, sources said.
There were at least five resignations by office-bearers of the state Congress after the Wednesday episode.
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