Rajasthan elections: Congress releases 6th list of 23 candidates
The Congress has left the Bharatpur to the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which joined hands with INDIA, forsaking its BJP alliance of yesteryear
With only three weeks left to go for the Rajasthan Assembly elections, the Congress on Saturday, 4 November, released its sixth list of 23 candidates.
The party has left the seat of the Bharatpur Assembly constituency for its INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) ally, the Rashtriya Lok Dal.
The Congress has fielded Abhimanyu Poonia from the Sangaria assembly seat, Ajeet Beniwal from Bhadra, and Virendra Singh from Danta Ramgarh.
The party has also named Saroj Choudhary for the Ahore constituency, Naimuddin Guddu from Ladpura, Shahjad Khan from Soorsagar, and Meena Kanwar from Shergarh.
With 23 seats, Congress has now declared candidates for 179 seats, including the one earmarked for the RLD.
On 31 October, the last time the party announced additions to its list, the Congress had released its fourth list of 56 candidates and then a fifth list the same day of another five candidates.
Before that, the Grand Old Party had named 19 candidates in its third list on 26 October.
The Congress has earlier released two lists for Rajasthan with 33 and 43 candidates respectively on 21 and 22 October
Polling for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly has been rescheduled for 25 November, and counting of votes will take place on 3 December.
The Congress is eyeing for a second consecutive term in Rajasthan, and has launched several pro-people schemes in the desert state under the Ashok Gehlot government.
It has also announced seven guarantees.