The Congress party on Saturday 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.
Congress releases fourth list of 27 candidates (12 Kerala, 7 Uttar Pradesh, 5 Chhattisgarh, 2 Arunachal Pradesh and 1 Andaman & Nicobar islands) for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. pic.twitter.com/E47vi4a8mt— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2019
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 – Champa (SC), Deepak Baij from Bastar (ST), and Biresh Thakur from Kanker (ST).
The party has given to ticket Nabam Tuki from Arunachal West and James Lowangcha Wanglet from Arunachal East.