New Delhi, March 13: Releasing its second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Congress named its nominees from 21 constituencies. Among those fielded by the party, include former MP Priya Dutt, Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar, ex-Union ministers Sriprakash Jaiswal and Sushil Kumar Shinde.
Other significant names include Kisan Congress chief Nana Patole from Nagpur, former Union minister Milind Deora from Mumbai South, Sanjay Singh from Sultanpur and Savitri Phule, who joined the party after quitting BJP just days earlier, from Bahraich (SC). Check Names of Candidates in Congress' 1st List.
The second list has names of 16 candidates from Uttar Pradesh and five from Maharashtra.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Check Full List of Candidates Named by Congress in 2nd List
Congress releases another list of 21 candidates. Nana Patole to contest from Nagpur. Raj Babbar to contest from Moradabad, former BJP MP Savitri Phule to contest from Bahraich(UP). Priya Dutt to contest from Mumbai North-Central. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/50HUZD2NqW
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With this, the Congress has declared 27 candidates from the electorally-crucial Uttar Pradesh. The party had released its first list of 15 candidates on March 7 in which it had announced that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will contest from Raebareli and party president Rahul Gandhi will fight the polls from Amethi.
Former Union ministers Salman Khurshid, Jitin Prasad and R P N Singh were also named in the first list from their traditional seats of Farrukhabad, Dhaurahra and Kushi Nagar respectively.
(With PTI inputs)