Congress on Saturday evening released a list of 37 candidates for Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2018.
This is the second list that Congress has released for Chhattisgarh.
According to a party statement, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Bhupesh Baghel will contest from the Patan assembly constituency. Baghel was embroiled in an alleged sex CD scandal involving a state minister.
TS Singh Deo, the Congress Legislature Party leader, will contest from Ambikapur, while former Union Minister Charan Das Mahant will contest from Sakti.
The Congress is seeking to oust the BJP, which has been governing the state since 2003, from power this time.
Assembly election in the state will be held in two phases.
A total of 18 assembly seats in the Naxalism-hit areas will go to polls in the first phase of polling on November 12. The second phase of polling for the remaining seats 72 will be held on November 20 and results will be out on December 11.
Following is the complete list of candidates released by Congress till now:
|No. of Constituency||Name of Constituency||Selected Candidates|
|2||Dr Vinay Jaiswal||Manendragarh|
|5||Paras Nath Rajwade||Bhatgaon|
|6||Premsai Singh Tekaam||Pratappur|
|10||TS Singh Deo||Ambikapur|
|12||Vinay Kumar Bhagat||Jashpur|
|13||Uttam Dan Minj||Kunkuri|
|17||Smt. Uttari Jangde||Sarangarh|
|19||Laaljit Singh Rathia||Dharamjaigarh|
|24||Gulaab Singh Raj||Marwahi|
|26||Shatrugan Lal Chandrakar||Lormi|
|33||Chunni Lal Sahu||Akaltara|
|35||Charan Das Mahant||Sakti|
|36||Ram Kumar Yadav||Chandrapur|
|44||Ms. Shakuntala Sahu||Kasdol|
|48||Satyanarayan Sharma||Raipur Rural|
|49||Vikas Upadhyay||Raipur City West|
|52||Dr Shiv Kumar Dahria||Arang|
|63||Ms. Pratima Chandrakar||Durf-Rural|
|64||Arun Vora||Durg City|
|65||Devendra Yadav||Bhilai Nahar|
|67||Guru Rudra Kumar||Ahiwara|
|80||Bhanupratappur||Manoj Singh Mandavi|
|81||Kanker||Shishu Pal Sori|
|83||Kondagaon||Mohan Lal Markam|
|87||Chitrakot||Deepak Kumar Baij|
|88||Dantewada||Ms Devati Karma|
|89||Bijapur||Vikram Shah Mandavi|
Earlier, Congress had released the first list of 12 candidates for Chhattisgarh.
The terms of Chhattisgarh will end on January 5, 2019.