Congress releases fifth list for Lok Sabha polls

The Congress on Monday released its fifth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections

Congress releases fifth list for Lok Sabha polls
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The Congress on Monday released its fifth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

The party has fielded former Union Minister M.M. Pallam Raju from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, Bhubaneswar Kalita from Mangaldoi in Assam and Deepa Dasmunsi from Raiganj in West Bengal.

The list of 56 Lok Sabha candidates include 22 from Andhra Pradesh, five from Assam, six from Odisha, eight from Telangana, three from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from West Bengal and one from Lakshadweep.

The party has re-nominated its sitting MP Abhijit Mukherjee, son of former President Pranab Mukherjee from Jangipur in West Bengal. It has again fielded party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Baharampur.

Party leader Madhu Goud Yaskhi has been fielded from Nizamabad in Telangana.

The party also released the list of candidates for Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It declared 36 candidates in Odisha and 132 in Andhra Pradesh.

In Odisha, Senior Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das will contest from Kalahandi Lok Sabha constituency while Pradeep Majhi will fight from Nabarangpur seat. Pradeep Kumar Devta will be Congress candidate from Bargarh, and George Tirkey from Sundargarh.

The party has fielded Manoj Kumar Acharya from Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat while V. Chandrasekhar Naidu will contest from Berhampur parliamentary constituency.

Among the candidates announced for 36 Assembly seats, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra will contest from Bolangir seat while Congress chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati will contest from Jeypore constituency.

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