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Congress releases list of 155 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections

Polls to the 230-member MP Assembly will be held on November 28 while the results will be announced on December 11.

Congress releases list of 155 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections

New Delhi: The Congress has on Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. Polls to the 230-member MP Assembly will be held on November 28 while the results will be announced on December 11.

The nominees included Ajay Singh, the leader of opposition in the state, and former Union minister Suresh Pachouri.

The party has also fielded former chief minister Digvijay Singh's son Jaivardhan Singh and brother Lakshman Singh from Raghogarh and Chachoura seats respectively.

Ajay Singh, son of former chief minister late Arjun Singh, will fight from Chruhat.

The list, however, does not include either of the party's two chief ministerial probable - Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and Guna lawmaker Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The BJP, which is in power in the state since 2003, had released its first list of 177 candidates Friday.

(With inputs from agencies)