The Congress has decided against contesting Kochadhaman and Baisi assembly seats and asked its candidates to withdraw from the fray, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) vice-president Prem Chandra Mishra said on Wednesday.
   
Explaining the reason for the decision, he said since both assembly segments were part of Kishanganj parliamentary seat being contested by sitting Congress MP Asrarul Haque, the party did not want any confusion to prevail vis-a-vis the alliance with the RJD for the Lok Sabha elections.
   
On Maharajganj assembly seat, he said the Congress was considering whether to contest the seat and a decision would be taken soon.

(Agencies)

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