Cong announces fifth list for UP Assembly polls

MLA Nawab Kazim Ali Khan, who defected from BSP last week, figures in the fifth list of 62 candidates announced by the Congress.

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2012, 19:32 PM IST

New Delhi: MLA Nawab Kazim Ali Khan, who
defected from BSP last week, figures in the fifth list of 62
candidates announced by the Congress on Sunday for Uttar Pradesh
assembly elections.

With this Congress has announced a total of 326
candidates. Seven candidates have been replaced from the
earlier list.

Khan, son of senior Congress leader Begum Noor Bano, has
been nominated from Suar in Rampur district of the state.

The list also contains the name of Masood Ahmad, a former
minister, who had joined the Congress only recently. He has
been nominated from Tanda Assembly constituency.

Congress has left as many as 45 seats to Ajit Singh`s RLD
which reached an alliance last month. The seats for RLD have
been given in Singh`s stronghold of western Uttar Pradesh.

UP has a total 403 seats and Rahul Gandhi is leading the
campaign for Mission UP 2012 with the aim of bringing the
Congress to power in the crucial state where it is in
political wilderness for the last 22 years in the wake of the
Mandal-Mandir upsurge.

The Uttar Pradesh elections will be held in seven phases
between February 4 and 28.

PTI