Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha polls; Mukul Sangma, Sushmita Dev, Gaurav Gogoi get tickets

Out of the 18 candidates, five are contesting from Assam, eight from Telangana, two from Meghalaya and one each from Nagaland, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.  

Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha polls; Mukul Sangma, Sushmita Dev, Gaurav Gogoi get tickets

NEW DELHI: The Congress party released its third list of 18 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019 on Friday night.

Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is contesting from the state's Tura constituency while Congress women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev is contesting from Assam's Silchar.

Gaurav Gogoi, son of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, will contest from Kaliabor. Tanuj Punia, son of Congress national spokesperson P L Punia, has been fielded from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh.

Out of the 18 candidates, five are contesting from Assam, eight from Telangana, two from Meghalaya and one each from Nagaland, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.

Candidates' list:

Karimganj (SC), Assam: Swarup Das

Silchar, Assam: Sushmita Dev

Kaliabor, Assam: Gaurav Gogoi

Jorhat, Assam: Sushanta Borgohain

Dibrugarh, Assam: Paban Singh Ghatowar

Shillong, Meghalaya: St Vincent H. Pala

Tura, Meghalaya: Dr. Mukul M. Sangma

Nagaland, Nagaland: K.l. Chishi

Sikkim, Sikkim: Bharat Basnett

Adilabad, Telangana: St Ramesh Rathod

Peddapalle (SC), Telangana: A. Chandra Sekhar

Karimnagar,telangana: Ponnam Prabhakar

Zahirabad, Telangana: K. Madan Mohan Rao

Medak, Telangana: Gali Anil Kumar

Malkajgiri, Telangana: A. Revanth Reddy

Chevella, Telangana: Konda Vishweshwar Reddy

Mahabubabad, Telangana: St Porika Balram Naik

Barabanki (Sc), Uttar Pradesh: Tanuj Punia

 

Congress released its first list of 15 candidates March 7 and the second list of 21 candidates on Congress on March 13.

The party has announced names of 54 candidates so far.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will contest from UP's Raebareli constituency and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi constituency.

The seventeenth Lok Sabha election will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.