Congress nominates Amrinder to take on Jaitley in Amritsar

In Bihar, Jyoti replaced Purnmasi Ram in the Gopalganj (SC) seat.

FP Politics March 21, 2014 21:06:19 IST
Congress nominates Amrinder to take on Jaitley in Amritsar

Punjab is going to witness a battle royale with the Congress today announcing former chief minister Amrinder Singh as its candidate who will lock horns with BJP's Arun Jaitley in Amritsar constituency. Another Congress heavyweight Ambika Soni replaced Ravneet Singh Bittu in the state's Anandpur Sahib seat.

Congress election coordination committee member Madhusudan Mistry also declared the names of another 24 candidates from the states of West Bengal, Bihar and Maharashtra.

Congress nominates Amrinder to take on Jaitley in Amritsar

Tough battle for the Congress. Reuters

From West Bengal's Bankura seat, which is now represented by CPM's Basudeb Acharia, the Congress has fielded Nil Madhav Gupta. In Medinipur, Bimal Raj will fight on behalf on the Congress while Indrani Mishra is a Congress candidate in Asansol. The prestigious Kolkata Dakshin seat has been given to Mala Roy to fight the polls. Congress leader Samrat Topedar will contest from Barrackpur seat while Dhananjay Moitra will fight from Dum Dum.

In Bihar, Jyoti replaced Purnmasi Ram in the Gopalganj (SC) seat.

Shivajirao Moghe will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Yavatmal-Washim as per the only announcement by the party today.

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