New Delhi, October 19: The India National Congress has released its list of candidates for the Chhattisgarh assembly election 2018. In the list, the Congress party has repeated seven out of eight sitting legislators. On Thursday evening, the party has declared 12 of 18 seats for the first phase of polling on 12 November. Out of 12 candidates, eleven are seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes. In the previous election, Congress has won eight out of twelve seats.
Sitting MLAs who have been renominated from their seats are Kawasi Lakhma from Konta seat (reserved for Scheduled Tribe), Devti Karma from Dantewada (ST), Mohan Lal Markam from Kondagaon (ST), Santram Netam from Keshkal (ST), Manoj Singh Mandavi from Bhanupratppur (ST), Deepak Baij from Chitrakoot (ST) and Lakheshwar Baghel from Bastar (ST). Congress Hints at Possible Alliance For 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Here's Congress' first list for phase one of the Chhattisgarh elections:
Antagarh seat: Anoop Nag
Bhanupratappur seat: Manoj Singh Mandavi
Kanker seat: Shishu Pal Sori
Keshkal seat: Santram Netam
Kondagaon seat: Mohan Lal Markam
Narayanpur seat: Chandan Kashyap
Bastar seat: Lakheshwar Baghel
Jagdalpur seat: Rekhchand Jain
Chitrakoot seat; Deepak Kumar Baij
Dantewada seat: Devati Karma
Bijapur seat: Vikram Shah Mandavi
Konta seat: Kawasi Lakhma
The second phase of polling is scheduled on November 20 in Chhattisgarh for the remaining 72 seats. The election results will be declared on 11 December along with other election-bound states Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram and Rajasthan.