LS Polls: Congress releases sixth list of candidates

Last Updated 01 May 2019, 12:10 IST

Congress on Tuesday night announced the sixth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls by fielding former Maharashtra unit chief Manikrao Thakre from the Yavatmal-Washim seat.

Charulata Tokas, the daughter of former Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rau, will be in the fray from Wardha, a seat sought by farmer leader and MP Raju Shetti of Swabhiman Paksha who is an alliance partner of Congress-NCP.

Former Lok Sabha member Eknath Gaikwad has been fielded from Mumbai North-Central seat. Former Planning Commission member Bhalchandra Mungekar was in contention for the seat.

Maharashtra MLA Kunal Patil, the son of former state minister Rohidas Patil, will be in the fray from Dhule, a family stronghold.

KC Padhvi has been fielded from Nandurbar, while Bhausaheb Kamble will contest from Shirdi. Navinchandra Bandivadekar will be in the fray from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha seat.

In Kerala, advocate-turned-politician Shanimol Usman will contest from Alappuzha, the seat represented by KC Venugopal. Usman belongs to the Ramesh Chennithala faction of the Congress in Kerala.

Adoor Prakash, a sitting MLA from Konni in Kerala, has been fielded from Attingal, a seat held by the CPI(M).

Congress has announced 146 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls over the past few days.

BJP is yet to come out with its first list.

On Monday, the Election Commission issued the notification for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, polling for which will be held on April 11.

On Tuesday, the Election Commission issued notification for the second phase of elections, polling for which will be held on April 18.

(Published 19 March 2019, 19:46 IST)

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