Congress unveils new candidate list for upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi and Punjab

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In a strategic move ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party on Sunday announced a fresh list of 10 candidates for key constituencies in Delhi and Punjab. This announcement includes high-profile nominations such as former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for the Jalandhar-SC seat, highlighting the party’s efforts to strengthen its electoral base in crucial areas.

The Congress list features veteran politician JP Agarwal for the Chandni Chowk seat and dynamic youth leader Kanhaiya Kumar for the North East Delhi seat, where he will face off against BJP’s Manoj Tiwari, the only BJP incumbent not replaced in Delhi. Additionally, former MP Udit Raj has been named for the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, signaling a robust attempt by the Congress to reclaim influence in the national capital.

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In Punjab, the Congress is looking to consolidate its presence by renominating sitting MPs such as Gurjeet Singh Aujla from Amritsar and Amar Singh from the Fatehgarh Sahib (SC) constituency. The party also welcomed new faces like Dharvir Gandhi, a former MP who recently switched allegiance from the Aam Aadmi Party to Congress, now contesting from the Patiala seat.

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Moreover, notable nominations include All India Kisan wing chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira for the Sangrur seat and Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu for Bathinda, a constituency currently held by the spouse of the Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Expanding its electoral campaign, Congress has also announced Ujjwal Revti Raman Singh as its candidate for the Allahabad Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. This move is part of a broader strategy that includes the release of 75 candidate names for the Odisha assembly elections, demonstrating the party’s nationwide electoral ambitions.

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This latest list of candidates from the Congress is a calculated approach to not only secure its traditional strongholds but also to challenge key constituencies held by opponents. The inclusion of young and dynamic figures like Kanhaiya Kumar, alongside experienced politicians, signifies a blend of youth and experience aimed at appealing to a broad spectrum of voters. As the election campaign heats up, the effectiveness of these strategic nominations in swaying voter sentiment and altering the political landscape will become apparent.

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