Congress releases 9th list of ten candidates for Lok Sabha polls, Karti Chidambaram to contest from Sivaganga

Congress released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding P Chidambaram's son Karti from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.

Press Trust of India March 24, 2019 18:19:22 IST
Congress releases 9th list of ten candidates for Lok Sabha polls, Karti Chidambaram to contest from Sivaganga
  • Karti Chidambaram is facing trial in corruption cases, including the INX media money laundering case.

  • Congress list contains four candidates from Maharashtra, three from Bihar and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and J&K.

  • With this, the party has fielded a total of 227 candidates so far.

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.

Karti Chidambaram is facing trial in corruption cases, including the INX media money laundering case.

Congress releases 9th list of ten candidates for Lok Sabha polls Karti Chidambaram to contest from Sivaganga

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The Congress list contains four candidates from Maharashtra, three from Bihar and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir.

Former NCP leader Tariq Anwar was nominated by the party for the Katihar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, which he currently represents.

The party also fielded its former general secretary BK Hariprasad from the Bangalore South constituency in Karnataka.

The others whose names have been cleared by the party's central election committee include Mohammed Javed from Kishanganj and Uday Singh alias Pappu Singh from Purnia in Bihar and Haji Farooq Mir from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, the party has fielded Hidayat Patel from Akola, Kishor Uttamrao Gajbhiye from Ramtek-SC and Subhash Wankhede from Hingoli in Maharashtra.

The Congress replaced its candidate from Chandrapur in Maharashtra and fielded Suresh Dhanorkar, in place of Vinayak Bangade.

With this, the party has fielded a total of 227 candidates so far.

Incidentally, a Delhi court has extended till 25 March the interim protection to Karti from his arrest as well as that of former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED.

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