The Congress party on Monday night released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list also included eight candidates from Telangana, six from Odisha and five from Assam, besides three remaining seats from Uttar Pradesh. On Saturday, the Congress had called off alliance talks with the Left parties.
The Congress has fielded former president Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee from Jangipur Lok Sabha seat, former PCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Behrampur and former minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's wife Deepa Dasmunshi from Raiganj. The party also fielded former Union minister M M Pallam Raju from Kakinada constituency and party's former Rajya Sabha member J D Seelam from Bapatla reserved seat.
The party also fielded its Rajya Sabha member Bhubaneswar Kalita from Mangaldoi in Assam and former Union minister Bhakt Charan Das from Kalahandi in Odisha.Â The Congress also fielded its state party chief Uttam Kumar Reddy from Nalgonda in Telangana. The list was declared after a meeting of the Congress Central Election Committee chaired by party chief Rahul Gandhi earlier in the day.
The Congress has so far announced a total of 137 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The party separately also issued a list of 36 candidates for Odisha Assembly elections
The Congress Central Election Committee announces the fifth list of candidates for the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha. pic.twitter.com/a9UXpZWLaBâ€” Congress (@INCIndia) March 18, 2019
Here are the names of 56 candidates:
Ms Sruthi V Devi from Araku â€“ ST
Dola Jaganmohan Rao from Srikakulam
Yedla Adiraju from Vizianagaram
Sreeram Murthy from Anakapalle
MM Pallam Raju from Kakinada
Janga Gowtham from Amalapuram â€“ SC
Nalluri Vijaya Srinivasa Rao from Rajamundry
Kanumuri Bapiraju from Narsapuram
Jetti Gurunadha Rao from Eluru
Gollu Krishna from Machilipatnam
Shaik Mastan Vali from Guntur
Pakkala Suribabu from Narasaraopet
Jesudasu Seelam from Bapatla â€“ SC
Dr SDJM Prasad from Ongole
Ahmed Ali Khan from Kurnool
Kuncham Rajeev Reddy from Anantapur
KT Sreedhar from Hindupur
Gundlakunta Sreeramulu from Kadapa
Chevuru Devakumar Reddy from Nellore
Chinta Mohan from Tirupati â€“ SC
Mohd Shahjahan Basha from Rajampet
Dr Cheemala Rangappa from Chittoor â€“ SC
Biren Singh Engti from Autonomous â€“ ST
Bhubaneshwar Kalita from Mangaldoi
MGVK Bhanu from Tezpur
Pradyut Bordoloi from Nowgong
Anil Borgohain from Lakhimpur
Pradeep Kumar Devta from Bargarh â€“ ST
George Tirkey from Sundargarh â€“ ST
Bhakta Charan Das from Kalahandi
Pradeep Majhi from Nabarangpur â€“ ST
Manoj Kumar Acharya from Kandhamal
V Chandrasekhar Naidu from Berhampur
Madhu Yashki Goud from Nizamabad
M Anjan Kumar Yadav from Secunderabad
Firoz Khan from Hyderabad
Dr Ch. Vamshichand Reddy from Mahbubnagar
Dr Mallu Ravi from Nagarkurnool â€“ SC
N Uttam Kumar Reddy from Nalgonda
Komatireddy Venkat Reddy from Bhongir
Dommati Sambaiah from Warangal â€“ SC
Harendra Agarwal from Meerut
Smt Dolly Sharma from Ghaziabad
Bhansi Lal Pahadia from Bulandshahr â€“ SC
Ms Priya Roy Chowdhury from Coochbehar â€“ SC
Mohan Lal Basumata from Alipurduars -ST
Mani Kumar Darnal from Jalpaiguri â€“ SC
Shankar Malakar from Darjeeling
Smt. Deepa Dasmunshi from Raiganj
Sadik Sarkar from BalughatÂ
Isha Khan Chowdhury from Maldaha Uttar
Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury from Maldaha Dakshin
Abhijit Mukherjee from Jangipur
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Baharampur
Abu Hena from Murshidabad
On Saturday, the Congress party had announced its fourth list of candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Senior party leader and former union minister Shashi Tharoor and former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki are among 27 candidates who have been fielded by the grand old party. However, the Congress has dropped former union minister KV Thomas from Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat and has fielded Hibi Eden.
Similarly, Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering has also not been given ticket this time.
Out of 27 candidates, 12 are from Kerala, 7 from Uttar Pradesh, 5 from Chhattisgarh, 2 from Arunachal Pradesh and 1 from Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Â The candidates who will contest the elections from Uttar Pradesh are -Harender Malik from Kairana, Indira Bhatti from Bijnor, Om Prakash Sharma from Meerut, Arvind Singh Chauhan from Gautam Budha Nagar, Brijender Singh from Aligarh, Pritam Lodhi from Hamirpur, and Bal Krishna Chauhan from Ghosi.
Name of the candidates who have been fielded from Kerala - Rajmohan Unnithan from Kasargod, K Sudhakaran from Kannur, MK Raghavan from Kozhikode, VK Sreekantan from Palakkad, MS Remya Haridas from Alathur (SC), TN Prathapan from Thrissur, Benny Bahanan from Chalakudy, Hibi Eden from Ernakulam, Dean Kuriakose from Idukki, Kodikunnil Suresh from Mavelikkara (SC), Anto Antony from Pathanamthitta, and Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvananthapuram.
Kuldeep Rai Sharma has been given ticket from Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Candidates who have got tickets for Chhattisgarh are - Khel Sai Singh from Surguja (ST), Laljeet Singh Rathia from Raigarh (ST), Ravi Bharadwaj from Jangir â€“ Champa (SC), Deepak Baij from Bastar (ST), and Biresh Thakur from Kanker (ST).