New Delhi: AICC Secretary Abdul Mannan, UPCC
spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh and former NSUI President
Nadeem Javed figure in the second list of 62 Congress
candidates announced Thursday for the 2012 assembly elections in
Mannan will be contesting from Kanpur Cantt while Singh
will be in the fray from Rudrapur in Deoria district.
Javed will contest from Jaunpur while Mohammad Muslim, a
former minister in the state government, has been given the
party ticket from the Tiloi constituency in Rae Bareli.
In the second list, candidates have also been declared
for 17 reserved constituencies.
Congress has already declared 73 candidates in its first
The prominent names in the first list include union
minister Salman Khurshid`s wife Louis Khurshid, PCC chief Rita
Bahuguna Joshi and CLP leader Pramod Tiwari.
Polls in the state for the 403-member assembly are due in
April next year. The Assembly has to be constituted by May 13.=