Lucknow, September 13: The Indian National Congress (INC) on Friday, September 13, announced its candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-polls in five seats. The candidature of Umesh Kumar Diwaker, Snen Lata, Karishma Thakur, Sunil Mishra, Rajmangal Yadav has been approved by All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) interim president Sonia Gandhi.
In a statement, the party informed that Umesh Kumar Diwakar will contest from Ignis, Sneh Lata from Tundla, Karishma Thakur from Govindnagar, Sunil Mishra from Jalalpur and Rajmangal Yadav from Ghosi. Priyanka Gandhi Likely to be Appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief Ahead of UP Assembly Elections 2022.
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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi approves candidature of following persons as party candidates for bye-elections to Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh
Iglas- Umesh Kumar Diwakar
Tundla- Sneh Lata
Govindnagar- Karishma Thakur
Jalalpur- Sunil Mishra
Ghosi- Rajmangal Yadav pic.twitter.com/29tgujNSOl
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 13, 2019
Assembly by-polls are due in Uttar Pradesh's several seats, most of which fell vacant after their Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) were elected to the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party triumphed on 62 seats, while Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) won ten seats, Samajwadi Party won five seats and Congress just managed to one seat.