The Congress late on Saturday night released its eighth list of candidates comprising of 38 constituencies for the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
The list consists of 18 seats from Karnataka, nine from Madhya Pradesh, five from Uttarakhand, three from Uttar Pradesh, two from Manipur and one from Maharashtra.
The party fielded its former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan has been fielded from Nanded.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been renominated from Gulbarga in Karnataka and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has been fielded from the Nainital constituency.
Former BJP chief minister from Uttarakhand BC Khanduri's son Manish Khanduri has been fielded from Garhwal seat. Manish had recently joined the Congress in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.
Former union ministers M Veerappa Moily and KM Muniyappa have been nominated as party candidates from Chikkballapur and Kolar Lok Sabha seats.
Meenakshi Natarajan, a close aide of Rahul Gandhi, has been fielded from Mandsaur constituency in Madhya Pradesh, while former party spokesperson Rashid Alvi will contest from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress has so far announced the names of its 218 candidates for the election to the 543-member Lok Sabha which will be held in seven phases beginning on April 11 and ending on May 19. The counting will take place on May 23.
Here is the full list:
2. Belgaum--Virupakshi S. Sadhunnavar
3. Bagalkot-- Veena Kashappanavar
4. Gulbarga SC--Mallikarjun Kharge
5. Raichur-SC--BV Nayak
6. Bidar--Eshwar Khandre B.
7. Koppal-- Rajashekar Hitnal
8. Bellary-ST--US Ugrappa
9. Haveri--DR Patil
10. Davanagere--Shamanur Shivashankarappa
11. Dakshina Kannada--Mithun Rai
12. Chitradurga-SC-- BN Chandrappa
14. Chamarajanagar-SC-- R. Dhruva Narayana
15. Bangalore Rural--DK Suresh
16. Bangalore Central--Rizwan Arshad
17. Chikkballapur--Dr. M. Veerappa Moily
18. Kolar-SC--K.H. Muniyappa
1. Tikamgarh-SC--Kiran Ahirwar
2. Khajuraho--Kavita Singh W/o Natiraja
3. Shahdol-ST-- Pramila Singh
4. Balaghat--Madhu Bhagat
5. Hoshangabad--Shailendra Diwan
6. Bhopal--Digvijaya Singh
7. Mandsour--Meenakshi Natarajan
8. Ratlam-ST--Kanti Lal Bhuria
9. Betul-ST--Ramu Tekam
1. Nanded--Ashok Chavan
1. Inner Manipur-- O. Nabakishore Singh
2. Outer Manipur (ST)--K. James
1. Tehri Garhwal--Pritam Singh
2. Garhwal--Manish Khanduri
3. Almora-SC--Pradeep Tamta
4. Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar--Harish Rawat
5. Hardwar--Ambrish Kumar
1. Amroha--Rashid Alvi
2. Mathura--Mahesh Pathak
3. Aonla--Kunwar Sarvaraj Singh