New Delhi, March 17: Congress party on Saturday released their fourth list of 27 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. In the latest list, Congress had listed 12 candidates for Kerala, seven for Uttar Pradesh, five for Chhattisgarh, two for Arunachal Pradesh and one for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In the previous list, Congress had announced the names of 18 candidates.
According to the press release, published on Congress’s official Twitter page, Congress has fielded sitting parliamentarian from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Shashi Tharoor, would be contesting again, while Nabam Tuki has been selected to represent Arunachal West constituency. Deepak Baij has been given the ticket for Bastar (ST) seat in Chhattisgarh, while Harendra Malik will represent Kairana seat in Uttar Pradesh. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.
The Congress Central Election Committee announces the fourth list of candidates for the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha. pic.twitter.com/yaRNLtdbPt
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 16, 2019
Here’s the Full Released List:
|Congress Fourth List for Lok Sabha Elections 2019|
|Sl No||State||PC no.||Constinuency||Candidate|
|1||Arunachal Pradesh||1||Arunachal West||Nabam Tuki|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||2||Arunachal East||James Lowangcha Wnaglet|
|3||A & N Islands||1||A & N Islands||Kuldeep Singh Sharma|
|4||Chhattisgarh||1||Surguja-ST||Khel Sai Singh|
|5||Chhattisgarh||2||Raigarh-ST||Laljeet Singh Rathia|
|21||Uttar Pradesh||2||Kairana||Harender Malik|
|22||Uttar Pradesh||4||Bijnor||Indira Bhatti|
|23||Uttar Pradesh||10||Meerut||Dr Om Prakash Sharma|
|24||Uttar Pradesh||13||Gautam Budha Nagar||Dr Arvind Singh Chauhan|
|25||Uttar Pradesh||15||Aligarh||Ch. Brijender Singh|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||47||Hamirpur||Pritam Lodhi|
|27||Uttar Pradesh||70||Ghosi||Bal Krishna Chauhan|
The election dates were announced on March 10, where Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had said that the poll body visited several states to check election preparedness across the country. A total of 900 million voters have been registered in 2019 as compared to 814.5 million in 2014. In Lok Sabha Elections 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won an absolute majority with 282 seats while the Congress had won 44 seats.