AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who is in charge of party affairs in the state, indicated that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be contesting from only one seat.

Reports earlier had it that Hooda, who has been at the helm for 10 long years, could contest from two seats.

"There was no such proposal either from the Chief Minister or the PCC or from any other quarter," he said.

Party sources said that the list, which will be released in a day or two, will be a mix of youth and experience amid efforts to give representation to all sections including women, minorities and weaker sections.

Most of the ministers in the Hooda Government are expected to be nominated barring one or two who have sought tickets for their sons, the sources said.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are among the 40 star campaigners for the party in the state.

Haryana is expected to witness a multi-cornered contest with the Congress, BJP, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and some smaller parties deciding to go it alone.

However, the contest will be limited to the three big parties with others largely playing the role of spoilers.

Congress is expected to face an uphill task in the polls given the fact that it could secure just one seat Rohtak in the home district of the Chief Minister out of 10 seats in the Lok Sabha polls. The INLD had won two seats while BJP had secured 7 seats.

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