Madhya Pradesh elections: Congress releases first list of 155 candidates

Lapang met Sonia Gandhi in Delhi to inform her of his decision. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 04, 2018, 08.42 AM (IST)

The Congress party on Saturday released the first list of candidates for 155 seats for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.

21 women and 21 SC candidates in the list also feature in the list. 

Digvijay Singh's brother Lakshman Singh will contest from Chachoura constituency. 

Digvijay`s son Jaivardhan Singh, who is a sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), secured a ticket from Raghogarh constituency.

Veteran leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi`s brother Alok Chaturvedi will contest the assembly elections from Chhatarpur constituency. 

Another prominent Member of Parliament (MP), Kantilal Bhuria will contest from Jhabua constituency. KK Kalukheda, brother of former Congress minister Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, will also contest the assembly polls from Jaora constituency.

Other senior leaders such as Suresh Pachouri and Govind Singh will contest the elections from Bhojpur and Lahar constituencies respectively.

Former MP Vijaylaxmi Sadho will be contesting the polls from Maheshwar constituency.

While expressing her optimism about the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Shobha Oza said "It is a very good list and a lot of thought has been put into it. The candidates are very strong, and we are confident that we will win the elections with full majority." 

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Out of the 155 nominees, there are 21 women and 21 Scheduled Caste candidates in the list. About 34 of them are from the Scheduled Tribe category.