Congress releases 8th list of 14 candidates for Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi: The Congress on March 27 released its eighth list of 14 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list includes the parliamentary constituencies of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh which will go to polls starting April 19.

The party held its Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to discuss the names of the candidates. The party has fielded Dolly Sharma from Ghaziabad while Nakul Dubey has been named as the Congress candidate from Sitapur.

Tatiparthi Jeevan Reddy will contest from Telagana’s Nizamabad while Neelam Madhu has been named as the party’s candidate from Medak. Earlier, the grand old party named five candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections – four from Chhattisgarh and one from Tamil Nadu.

R Sudha has been named from the Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. The constituency was with its ally DMK in the last elections. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had been an MP from this constituency thrice earlier. In Chhattisgarh, the central election committee of the grand old party has decided to field Shashi Singh from Surguja, Menaka Devi Singh from Raigarh, Devender Singh Yadav from Bilaspur and Biresh Thakur from Kanker. Surguja, Raigarh and Kanker are reserved seats for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the tribal-dominated state.

The elections for the 543 parliamentary constituencies will be held in seven phases, starting on April 19 and culminating on June 1. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.


Shrinate dropped amid row over remarks on Kangana Ranaut


Congress leader Supriya Shrinate was denied Lok Sabha ticket from Maharajganj

The Congress party has denied a Lok Sabha ticket to spokesperson Supriya Shrinate from Maharajganj constituency in Uttar Pradesh, a seat she had unsuccessfully contested in the 2019 general elections.

In its eighth list of 14 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress fielded Virendra Chaudhary, instead of Shrinate, who is at the center of a controversy over a now-deleted social media post on BJP’s Mandi candidate Kangana Ranaut.

This week, Shrinate kicked up a social media storm with her alleged derogatory social media post against actor-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut. The now-deleted post with a derogatory caption targeted Ranaut over her candidature from Mandi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Shrinate claimed that “many people” have access to her Facebook and Instagram accounts, and someone from there made the “extremely inappropriate” post, which has since been deleted.

The Election Commission issued a show-cause notice to Shrinate and said that prima facie, her remarks were violative of the Model Code of Conduct and its advisory to political parties to maintain dignity during electioneering. The Commission found the comments to be ‘undignified and in bad taste’.

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