Congress announces 25 candidates for LS polls
The Congress on Thursday announced a list of 25 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections for seats falling in Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Chandigarh.delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2009 16:44 IST
The Congress on Thursday announced a list of 25 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections for seats falling in Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Chandigarh.
The list includes six Union ministers Kamalnath (Union Minister for Commerce and Industries), Jyotiraditya Scindia ((Minister of State, Communications), Pawan Kumar Bansal (Minister of State, Finance), Santosh Mohan Dev (Heavy Industries), B K Handique (Minister of State, Chemical and Fertilizer) and Kantilal Bhuria (Minister of State, Agriculture)
Kamalnath will contest from Chhindwara and Scindia from Guna in Madhya Pradesh. Dev will contest from Silchar, Handique from Jorhat in Assam while Bansal will fight from the union territory of Chandigarh.
Other important candidates include MK Subba from Tezpur and P S Ghatwar from Dibrugarh in Assam, Bhuria from the reserved seat of Ratlam and Ashok Singh from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
Gwalior had earlier been the constituency of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late Congress stalwart Madhavrao Scindia.
Of the 25 seats for which candidates were declared, 12 are from Madhya Pradesh, 11 are from Assam and one each from Chandigarh and Nagaland.