Congress names candidates for by-polls

Madhya Pradesh Congress Friday announced its candidates for the Sonkatch and Kukshi Assembly by-polls to be held on February 14.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 15:01 PM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress Friday announced its candidates for the Sonkatch and Kukshi Assembly
by-polls to be held on February 14.

Nisha Singar is the party nominee from Kukshi, while
Arjun Verma will contest from Sonkatch Assembly segment.

While Nisha is the niece of late Congress leader
Jamuna Devi, who first won from Kukshi in 1952, Arjun is the
nephew of senior party leader and Member of Parliament Sajjan
Verma.

Today is the last day for filing nominations.
The ruling BJP has fielded Rajendra Varma from
Sonkatch and Mukam Singh Kirade from Kukshi.

Counting will take place on February 17.

The Kuskhi seat in Dhar district fell vacant on the
demise of Leader of Opposition in Assembly Jamuna Devi.
Sonkatch seat was vacated by the then Congress legislator
Sajjan Verma on his election to the Lok Sabha in 2009.

PTI