New Delhi, November 4: The Congress on Sunday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018. A total of 16 names were disclosed by the party. The list comes a day after the party announced candidates from 155 constituencies.
With the first and second list combined, the Congress has so far disclosed its candidates from 171 of the 230 seats to be contested. The BJP, meanwhile, has revealed the names of 155 candidates in the sole list released by the party on Friday. Check Here the Candidates Named by Congress in its 1st List.
Check Constituency-Wise Candidates Named by Congress in 2nd List For MP Assembly Elections 2018:
मप्र विधानसभा चुनाव के लिये कांग्रेस प्रत्याशियों की दूसरी सूची जारी, 155 के बाद अब 16 और उम्मीदवारों की सूची हुई जारी। pic.twitter.com/A9SdKmcT6m
— MP Congress (@INCMP) November 4, 2018
The poll pitch has escalated in Madhya Pradesh with barely 24 days remaining for the state to go to polls. The high-stake contest is stacked up between the ruling BJP and the prime Opposition Congress, with the opinion polls so far putting weight behind the latter.
The pre-election surveys have predicted the Congress to emerge winner on 120-130 seats -- significantly above the halfway majority-mark of 115. The BJP, which is facing 15 years of anti-incumbency, is likely to be restricted between 100-110, the opinion polls claimed.
Along with Madhya Pradesh, four other states - Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram - are also going to polls. The results will be declared by the Election Commission on December 11.
In MP, the polls will be fought on all 230 seats in a single-phase. While the notification has been issued, the last date for filing nominations is Friday, November 9. The candidatures will be scrutinised by the polling body on November 12.