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Congress announces fifth list for MP polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday released its fifth list of 16 candidates for the Assembly polls, taking the total number of declared candidatures to 229.

The announcement came a day after the released its fourth list of 29 candidates for elections to the 230-member Assembly.

The announced its first list of 155 candidates on November 3 in which it renominated 46 MLAs. A day after, it announced the second list of 16 candidates.

On Monday night, the Congress announced a third list of 13 candidates.

With Thursday's announcement, the name of just one Congress candidate for the Manpur seat is awaited.

In the current assembly, the Congress has 57 MLAs.

The Congress has been out of power in since 2003. The incumbent government is seeking a fourth straight term.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 18:00 IST