Congress announces first list of candidates for Assembly bypolls in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Puducherry

According to press note from party's general secretary in-charge Mukul Wasnik, the candidates have been approved by Congress president Sonia Gandhi

Press Trust of India September 29, 2019 11:54:03 IST
Congress announces first list of candidates for Assembly bypolls in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Puducherry
  • Congress announced its candidates for the upcoming assembly by-elections in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Puducherry

  • Four candidates each have been approved from Assam and Kerala, two from Himachal Pradesh and one each from Chhattisgarh and Puducherry

  • According to press note from party's general secretary in-charge Mukul Wasnik, the candidates have been approved by Congress president Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday announced its candidates for the upcoming assembly by-elections in Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Puducherry.

Congress announces first list of candidates for Assembly bypolls in Assam Himachal Pradesh Chhattisgarh Kerala Puducherry

File image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

According to a press note from the party's general secretary in-charge Mukul Wasnik, the candidates have been approved by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the bypolls in the four states and the one Union territory.

Four candidates each have been approved from Assam and Kerala, two from Himachal Pradesh and one each from Chhattisgarh and Puducherry. The approved names from Assam are Keshab Prasad Rajak from Ratanbari (SC) constituency, Shamsul Hoque from Jania, Kartik Kurmi from Rangapara and Sushil Suri from Sonari.

From Kerala, contesting candidates are TJ Vinod from Ernakulam, Shanimol Osman from Aroor, P Mohanrajan from Konni and K Mohan Kumar from Vattiyoorkavu constituency. From Himachal Pradesh, the Congress is fielding Vijay Inder Karan and Gangu Ram Musafir from Dharamshala and Pachhad (SC) seats respectively.

From Chhattisgarh, Rajman Benzam is the Congress candidate from Chitrakot (ST), and from Puducherry, John Kumar will contest from Kamaraj Nagar constituency, the party said.

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