Congress Announces Names Of Five Candidates For Uttar Pradesh Assembly Bypolls
A supporter carries a Indian National Congress Party (INC) flag outside the party’s headquarters in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)  

Congress Announces Names Of Five Candidates For Uttar Pradesh Assembly Bypolls

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The Congress on Tuesday announced a list of five candidates for ensuing bypolls to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the names of five candidates for Uttar Pradesh and one candidate for Chhattisgarh's Dantewada assembly seat bypoll, the party said.

The Congress has fielded Devti Karma as its candidate from Dantewada-(ST) constituency.

In Uttar Pradesh, the party fielded Nauman Masood from Gangoh, Dilpreet Singh from Lucknow Cantt, Ranjana Pandey from Manikpur, Neeraj Tripathi from Pratapgarh and Tanuj Punia from Zaidpur.

Tanuj Punia, the son of senior party leader PL Punia, had earlier contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Barabanki parliamentary seat, losing to Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Upendra Rawat.

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