Congress has announced its first list of 15 candidates on Friday for the upcoming by-polls for the 27 seats in Madhya Pradesh. The elections will be held along with Bihar assembly polls.
Bihar is slated to go to polls in October-November. The MP polls will coincide with it. The bypoll candidates’ list was released by AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, said Narendra Saluja, media coordinator, MP Congress.
The bypoll candidates have been declared for most of the constituencies in MP’s Gwalior-Chambal region: Ravindra Singh Tomar for Dimni assembly constituency, Satyaprakash Sankhwar — Ambah, a Scheduled Caste (SC)-reserved constituency; Mevaram Jatav — Gohad (SC); Sunil Sharma (Gwalior); Suresh Raje — Dabra (SC); Phul Singh Baraiya — Bhander (SC); Pragilal Jatav-Karera (SC); Kanhaiyalal Agrawal (Bamori); Asha Dohre — Ashok Nagar (SC); Vishwanath Singh Kunjam – Anuppur, a Scheduled Tribe (ST)-reserved constituency; Madanlal Choudhary-Ahirwar — Sanchi (SC); Vipin Wankhede — Agar (SC); Rajveer Singh Baghel (Hatpipalya); Ram Kishan Patel – Nepanagar (ST); and Premchand Guddu — Sanwer (SC).
Of the 27 assembly seats, where the bypolls will be held, 16 fall under the Gwalior-Chambal region. The Congress is yet to announce the candidates’ names in the remaining seven seats in the region and five seats in the other regions.
The Bahujan Samaj Party had also announced eight candidates’ names on August 27 for the seats in the Gwalior-Chambal region.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not announced its candidates’ names for the upcoming bypolls yet.