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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha polls

All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev has been fielded from the Silchar Lok Sabha seat and Gaurav Gogoi from the Kaliabor seat in Assam.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 18, 2019 6:48 IST
Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for LS
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Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for LS Polls. 

The Congress late Friday night released its third list of 18 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma from the Tura Parliamentary constituency.
 
Among the third list of candidate declared by the Congress after a meeting of the party's central election committee are five from Assam, two from Meghalaya, one from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland each, besides eight from Telangana.
 
All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev has been fielded from the Silchar Lok Sabha seat and Gaurav Gogoi from the Kaliabor seat in Assam. 
 
Both are sitting members of Parliament and have been fielded from their respective constituencies.
 
 
Former union ministers Vincent H Pala and Paban Singh Ghatowar have also been fielded from Shillong and Dibrugarh, Assam. Pala is also a sitting MP and has been fielded from the same seat.
Senior SC leader P L Punia's son Tanuj Punia has been nominated to contest from Barabanki (SC) seat in Uttar Pradesh.
 
The party has also nominated Swarup Das from Karimganj (SC) and Sushanta Borgohain from Jorhat (both Assam), K L Chisti from Nagaland and Bharat Basnett from Sikkim.
 
Among those fielded from Telangana include Ramesh Rathod (Dilabad), A Chandra Sekhar (Peddapalle), Ponnam Prabhakar (Karimnagar), K Madan Mohan Rao (Zahirabad), Gali Anil Kumar (Medak), A Revanth Reddy (Malkajgiri), Konda Vishweshwar Reddy (Chevella) and Porika Balram Naik from Mahabubabad. 
 
Konda Vishweshwar Reddy is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from the same seat, but had contested as a TRS candidate. He had recently joined the Congress and is married to the daughter of the Apollo Hospital's founder.
 
The third list of candidates for the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha selected by Congress Central Election Committee.
 
Sl. No. State No. & Name of Constituency Selected Candidates
1. Assam 1 Karimganj (SC) Swarup Das
2. Assam 2 Silchar Smt. Sushmita Dev
3. Assam 11 Kaliabor Gaurav Gogoi
4. Assam 12 Jorhat Sushanta Borgohain
5. Assam 13 Dibrugarh Paban Singh Ghatowar
6. Meghalaya 1 Shillong- ST Vincent H. Pala
7. Meghalaya 2 Tura- ST Dr.  Mukul M. Sangama
8. Nagaland 1 Nagaland K.L. Chishi
9. Sikkim 1 Sikkim Bharat Basnett
10. Telangana 1 Adilabad- ST Ramesh Rathod
11. Telangana 2 Peddapalle- SC A. Chandra Sekhar
12. Telangana 3 Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar
13. Telangana 5 Zahirabad K. Madan Mohan Rao
14. Telangana 6 Medak Gali Anil Kumar
15. Telangana 7 Malkajgiri A. Revanth Reddy
16. Telangana 10 Chevella Konda Vishweshwar Reddy
17. Telangana 16 Mahabubabad- ST Porika Balram Naik
18. Uttar Pradesh 53 Barabanki- SC Tanuj Punia

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