The CPI(M) will contest 17 Assembly constituencies in Assam where polls will be held in two phases on April 4 and April 11.

CPI(M) Assam unit secretary Uddhab Barman on Thursday told reporters here that the party has given ticket to new faces with several senior members, including himself, not contesting.

The party will contest two seats in Barak Valley with Kripesh Ranjan Dasgupta and Parimal Kanti Paul as candidates.

The CPI(M) candidates for Bijni, Abhyapuri North and Sorbhog constituencies are Gajendra Barman, Rabin Das and Manoranjan Talukdar.

Abdul Karim Bhuyan, Nizamuddin Khan, Biren Sarma, Rabin Sarma and Ananta Deka will contest from Jania, Sarukhetri, Nalbari and Rangia.

The party will also contest from Dhekiajuli, Rangapara, Sootea and Hojai constituencies where it has put up Junuma Boro, Rabin Tamuli, Khemraj Chetri, and Jogneshwar Das.

The candidates for Dhakuakhana, Naharkatia and Sadiya are Gyananath Mili, Sasa Kamal Handique and Labeswar Gogoi.