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Congress releases list of 17 Lok Sabha candidates: Y S Sharmila to contest from Kadapa

The Congress on Tuesday released a new list of 17 candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. With this, the total number of candidates declared by the party so far is 228.

The party has fielded YS Sharmila, the sister of YSR Congress Party founder and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, from the state’s Kadapa constituency. Sharmila joined the Congress and merged her outfit, the YSR Telangana Party, with the party on 4 January.

The Kadapa seat is currently represented by Sharmila’s cousin Avinash Reddy from the YSR Congress Party.

On Tuesday, the Congress also released two other lists, containing the names of 114 candidates for the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections and 49 names for Assembly polls in Odisha.

In Bihar, Congress MP Mohammed Jawed has been fielded from this existing Kishanganj Lok Sabha seat, while senior leader Tariq Anwar has been fielded from Katihar. Congress MLA Ajeet Sharma will contest from Bhagalpur Lok Sabha seat.

Here’s the list of 17 Congress candidates for Lok Sabha:

StateConstituencyCandidate
Andhra PradeshKadinadaM.M. Pallam Raju
Andhra PradeshRajahmundryGidugu Rudra Raju
Andhra PradeshBapatlaJ.D. Seelam
Andhra PradeshKurnoolPG Rampullaiah Yadav
Andhra PradeshKadapaY.S. Sharmila Reddy
BiharKishanganjMohammad Jawed
BiharKatiharTariq Anwar
BiharBhagalpurAjeet Sharma
OdishaBargarhSanjay Bhoi
OdishaSundargarhJanardan Dehury
OdishaBolangirManoj Mishra
OdishaKalahandiDraupadi Majhi
OdishaNabarangpurBhujabal Majhi
OdishaKandhamalAmir Chand Nayak
OdishaBerhampurAmir Chand Nayak
OdishaKorapurSaptagiri Sankar Ulaka
West BengalDarjeelingDr. Munish Tamang
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