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Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Bhupesh Baghel shares update on Congress' 1st list of candidates announcement, says THIS

Former Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel says Congress party's first list for Lok Sabha elections will be released soon.

Former Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel says Congress party's first list for Lok Sabha elections will be released soon (Image: PTI)Premium
Former Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel says Congress party's first list for Lok Sabha elections will be released soon (Image: PTI)

Former Chhattisgarh CM and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel has shared an update on the 1st list of candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2024. When questioned by reporters when the fist list will be released, former Baghel said, “...it will be announced soon..." His statement came a day after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming polls on yesterday.

BJP candidate list Lok Sabha 2024 LIVE

The party is set to hold two meetings of the Central Election Committee (CEC) and the Working Committee (CWC) next week to finalise the first list of candidates, a report from The New Indian Express stated. In addition to this, the party is also expected to unveil its electoral manifesto, sources knowledge of the matter had told the TNIE. In the first of candidates, Congress Party is likely to announce over 100 seats including Goa, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and the North East states, the report added.

Priyanka Gandhi to contest from Raebareli or…?

Ever since former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi announced that she won't contest the Lok Sabha election 2024, speculations are rife that Priyanka Gandhi may contest the Raebareli Lok Sabha seat in 2024 polls. Sonia Gandhi represented the Raebareli Lok Sabha seat since 2004. Her mother-in-law and India's former prime minister, the late Indira Gandhi, was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha from Raebareli. Now, rumour has it that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may enter the election fray for the first time from Raebareli. On 3 March, Congress Daman and Diu President Ketan Patel said that party leader Priyanka Gandhi can be a possible candidate from the Union Territory and the party's high command has asked him to collect data for the same. "Priyanka Gandhi may be a possible candidate from Daman and Diu. I welcome this proposal," he said as quoted by ANI.

Congress, INDIA bloc and seat sharing

On 24 February, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress announced a formal seat-sharing arrangement in Delhi. The AAP will contest four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi while the remaining three will be contested by the Congress. The parties also agreed on a seat-sharing arrangement in Gujarat, Haryana, Chandigarh and Goa. The AAP will contest two seats in Gujarat - Bharuch and Bhavnagar seats while one seat in Haryana (Kurukshetra). On the other hand, Congress will contest on the lone seat in Chandigarh and in Goa too. Between Cong-SP seat sharing deal in Uttar Pradesh, the SP decided to contest on 63 seats, leaving 17 out of the 80 seats in the state for the ally Congress. 

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Congress Manifesto

 

(More details awaited)

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Published: 03 Mar 2024, 01:51 PM IST
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