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Cong releases 3rd list of 18 candidates, M Mukul Sangma to contest from Meghalaya's Tura

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The late on Friday night released the third list of 18 candidates, for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls fielding former Chief of Mukul M from parliamentary constituency.

Out of 18 candidates declared, eight are from Telangana, five are from Assam, two from and one each from Nagaland, and

Sangma, presently the of Opposition in the Assembly will take on former Union Agatha Sangma, who will be contesting the from the ruling People's Party (NPP).

In Telangana around 17 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, 14 in Assam, 2 in Meghalaya, 80 in and one each in and

Sitting members Gaurav Gogoi, and have been re-nominated from Kaliabor, Silchar and Shillong Lok Sabha seats respectively.

Swarup Das will be fielded from Assam's Karimganj seat, Sushanta Borgohain from Jorhat and Praban Singh Ghatowar from Dibrugarh in

Two-time sitting and former Union will contest from Shillong, while KL Chilsi will contest from and Tanuja Punia from Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki.

The eight candidates in the list who will contest from Telangana include, Ramesh Rathod (Adilabad), A Chandra Sekhar (Peddapalle), (Karimanagar), (Zahirabad), (Medak), A Revanth Reddy (Malkajgiri), (Chevella), (Mahabubabad) and (Barabanki).

So far, the 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 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 and four from

The second list of 21 candidates was released on Wednesday, which includes from Mumbai North-Central Lok Sabha seat, and from Moradabad.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 01:05 IST