Congress releases list of 3 candidates for UP Lok Sabha polls, fields Yogesh Shukla against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 April 2019, 04:58 PM
The Congress has fielded Yogesh Shukla against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad. (File Photo)
The Congress has fielded Yogesh Shukla against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad. (File Photo)

The Congress party on Monday released a list of three candidates for Lok Sabha Elections in Uttar Pradesh. The list includes names of candidates from Allahabad, Domariyaganj and Sant Kabir Nagar parliamentary constituencies.   

The Congress has fielded Yogesh Shukla against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad. Shukla had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha Elections in 2009 from Allahabad on BJP's ticket. The BJP had fielded him from Allahabad after party veteran Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi switched his constituency and contested from Varanasi. 

Others names in the list are Chandresh Upadhyay from Domariyaganj and Bhal Chand Yadav from Sant Kabir Nagar.

Bhal Chand Yadav has replaced Parvez Khan, who was earlier fielded by the Congress from Sant Kabir Nagar.

With this, the Congress has so far declared candidates for 422 Lok Sabha seats (including Krishna Patel from Gonda).

Earlier in the day, the Congress announced names of candidates for six Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, fielding three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit from North-East Delhi and former Union minister Ajay Maken from New Delhi.

The Congress also fielded JP Agarwal from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi, Rajesh Lilothia from North-West Delhi and Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi.

First Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 04:23 PM
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