Ranchi / Jharkhand Elections: Congress likely to field Gourav Vallabh as CM candidate

India Today : Nov 14, 2019, 12:43 PM

Ranchi: Congress is likely to field Gourav Vallabh as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly election in Jharkhand. The sources in the Congress have told India Today TV that the party has zeroed in at the name of Gourav Vallabh for the CM face.

Gourav Vallabh used to serve as a finance professor at the XLRI Management Institute in Jamshedpur. He has a doctorate in credit risk assessment. He has also penned several books and has been associated with banks in the past.

Born to a family of academicians, Vallabh is the first one in his family to join politics. He was roped in as one of the Congress's 10 fresh spokespersons only in January. He has risen to prominence since for his ability to take on BJP's firebrand spokesperson Sambit Patra.

Assembly elections in Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 30 and December 20. Counting will take place on December 23.