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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress releases names of 18 more candidates for Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

ABP News 2019-04-13 20:47:00

The Congress on Saturday released a list of 18 more Lok Sabha poll candidates, which include six from Haryana, nine from Uttar Pradesh and three from Madhya Pradesh. With this, the party has released names of 404 candidates for the parliamentary elections.

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday released a list of 18 more Lok Sabha poll candidates, which include six from Haryana, nine from Uttar Pradesh and three from Madhya Pradesh. With this, the party has released names of 404 candidates for the parliamentary elections.

In Haryana, the Congress fielded ex-Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Kumari Selja from Ambala, its state unit chief Ashok Tanwar from Sirsa while sitting MP Deepender Singh Hooda has been renominated from Rohtak.


The party also fielded Shruti Chaudhary from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Ajay Singh Yadav from Gurgaon and Lalit Nagar from Faridabad.



In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress replaced its candidate, Ramashankar Bhargava, from Mohanlalganj and fielded R K Chaudhary instead.

On Friday, the Congress fielded former union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Manish Tewari from Guna (Madhya Pradesh) and Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) parliamentary constituencies respectively.

The Congress also fielded former Barnala MLA Kewal Singh Dhillon from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. He is pitted against sitting AAP MP Bhagwant Mann and former state finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa who is contesting on the Shiromani Akali Dal ticket. The party announced that Shailendra Patel would contest the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency and Mona Sustani from Rajgarh, both in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress also fielded Rigzin Spalbar from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir and Shashwat Kedar from Valmiki Nagar constituency in Bihar.