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Chhattisgarh Elections: Congress releases second list of 53 candidates, fields Arun Vora and Chhaya Verma

Assembly election in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 7 and 17. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 3 along with results of four other states. The Congress in its first list released the name of 30 candidates.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: October 18, 2023 23:42 IST
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023: The Congress party on Wednesday released its second list of 53 candidates for upcoming Assembly election in Chhattisgarh. Polling in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 7 and 17 and the counting of votes is scheduled for December 3.

The party has fielded Chhaya Verma, a former member of the Rajya Sabha, from Dharsiwa seat while Arun Vora, son of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Motilal Vora, has been given a ticket from Durg City.

Some other prominent candidates who have been named in the second list are Khelsai Singh from Premnagar seat, Atal Srivastav from Kota, Baleshwar Sahu from Jaijaipur, Mahant Ram Sundar Das from Raipur City South and Devendra Yadav from Bhilai Nagar.

On Sunday, Congress released its first list of 30 candidates including Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who has been fielded from Patan.

Another senior Congress leader and Deputy CM TS Singh Deo will contest from Ambikapur.

Of 83 candidates declared so far (out of 90), 14 are women and 32 are new faces.

The Congress will achieve the target of winning 75-plus seats, Congress' state unit chief Deepak Baij said.

Every section including "Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes and general category, women and sant-mahatma" have been given opportunity, he said.

The Congress government fulfilled 95 percent of the promises made in 2018, he claimed.

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