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Cong releases 2nd list of 21 candidates, Priya Dutt to contest from Mumbai North-Central

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The party on Wednesday released the second list of 21 candidates including from Mumbai North-Central seat, and from

In January this year, had written to saying that she doesn't want to contest the election. However, earlier on Wednesday she expressed her desire to contest the election.

Dutt had entered electoral in 2005 and has been contesting from Mumbai North-Central Parliamentary constituency. She had fought three general assembly elections too, the last one in 2014. She lost the last poll to Poonam Mahajan of the BJP.

Out of 21 candidates, five are from Maharashtra, where 48 seats are at stake, while 16 from Uttar Pradesh, where 80 seats are at stake.

So far, the has declared 36 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, which will be 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.

Former Home will contest from Solapur reserved seat in Maharashtra, while former will contest from and Savitri Bai Phule, who joined Congress only recently, has been fielded from Bahraich reserved seat in

Congress has also fielded Nana Patole, former BJP leader, from constituency, which is currently held by Former will contest from Mumbai South, while Dr has been fielded from Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency.

Dr has been fielded from Sultanpur, Ratna Singh from Pratapgarh, Kaisar Jahan from Sitapur, Parvez Khan from Sant Kabir Nagar, and Lalitesh Pati Tripathi from Mirzapur in

The Congress has fielded Omwati from Nagina, from Kheri, Manjari Rahi from Misrikh, Ramashankar Bhargava from Mohanlalganj, from Fatehpur, Kush Saurabh from Basgaon, from Lalganj, and Bhagwati from Robertsganj, all in

The Congress party released its first list on March 7, declaring the candidature of from and Congress from Amethi. The list of 15 candidates included 11 from Uttar Pradesh and four from

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:14 IST