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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: Congress fields Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla against CM Raman Singh

The Congress released its second list consisting names of the candidates for the remaining six constituencies. It had earlier declared candidates for 12 seats.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Raipur Updated on: October 22, 2018 22:56 IST
Karuna Shukla

Karuna Shukla

The Congress has fielded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla against Chief Minister Raman Singh in the Rajnandgaon assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh. 

The Congress released its second list consisting names of the candidates for the remaining six constituencies. It had earlier declared candidates for 12 seats.

 
The first phase of assembly election in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 12 and the last date for filing of nominations is October 23.
Shukla had quit the BJP a few years ago and joined the Congress.

While Girwar Janghel will contest from the Khairagarh seat, Bhuneshwar Singh Baghel will contest from Dongargarh-SC seat and Daleshwar Sahu from the Dongargaon assembly constituency.

The party has also fielded Channi Sahu from Khujji seat and Indra Shah Mandavi from Mohla-Manpur (ST) seat. 

( With inputs from PTI )

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