Congress announces five candidates for Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls, one for Dantewada by-election

  • Sonia Gandhi has approved the names of five candidates for Uttar Pradesh bypolls and one candidate for Dantewada Assembly bypoll.

  • The Congress has fielded Devti Karma as its candidate from Dantewada-(ST) constituency.

  • In Uttar Pradesh, the party has named Nauman Masood, Dilpreet Singh, Ranjana Pandey, Neeraj Tripathi, and Tanuj Punia as its candidates.

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday announced a list of five candidates for ensuing bypolls to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the names of five candidates for Uttar Pradesh and one candidate for Chhattisgarh's Dantewada Assembly seat bypoll, the party said.

The Congress has fielded Devti Karma as its candidate from Dantewada-(ST) constituency.

In Uttar Pradesh, the party fielded Nauman Masood from Gangoh, Dilpreet Singh from Lucknow Cantt, Ranjana Pandey from Manikpur, Neeraj Tripathi from Pratapgarh and Tanuj Punia from Zaidpur.

Tanuj Punia, the son of senior party leader PL Punia, had earlier contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Barabanki parliamentary seat, losing to BJP candidate Upendra Rawat.

Updated Date: Sep 03, 2019 23:34:43 IST