The Indian National Congress (INC) on Friday night released its third list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The third list of 18 candidates names candidates from Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
Sitting members Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev and Vincent Pala have been re-nominated from Kaliabor, Silchar and Shillong Lok Sabha seats respectively.
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has been fielded from Tura, the stronghold of former Lok Sabha Speaker late P A Sangma and his family.
P A Sangma’s daughter and former union minister is the NPP candidate in the Tura seat.
Sikkim Congress president Bharat Basnett will be in the fray from the lone seat in the hill state, while K L Chishi will be the nominee from Nagaland.
In Assam, Congress has fielded Swarup Das from Karimganj, Sushanta Borgohain from Jorhat and former union minister Paban Singh Ghatowar from Dibrugarh.
So far, the Congress has declared 54 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, which held in seven-phase beginning April 11. The last phase of polling is scheduled for May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
The Congress party released its first list on March 7, declaring the candidature of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli and Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi.
The second list of 21 candidates was released on Wednesday