The Congress on Wednesday released its second list of Lok Sabha candidates, fielding its Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar from Moradabad and former Union Ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde from Maharashtra’s Solapur and Sriprakash Jaiswal from Kanpur.
The second list of 21 candidates, five from Maharashtra and 16 from Uttar Pradesh, includes two MPs who joined it after quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party – Nana Patole from Nagpur and Savitri Phule from Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich.
Former Samajwadi Party MP Rakesh Sachan has been made the party candidate from Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur.
In Maharashtra, the party has fielded late actor and former Union Minister Sunil Dutt’s daughter Priya Dutt from Mumbai North Central and Milind Deora from Mumbai South.
Nandev Dalluji Usendi is the party nominee from Gadchiroli-Chimur.
In Uttar Pradesh, the party has fielded Sanjay Singh from Sultanpur, Ratna Singh from Pratapgarh, Omwati Devi Jatav from Nagina, Zafar Ali Naqvi from Kheri, Kaisar Jahan from Sitapur, Manjari Rahi from Misrikh, Ramashankar Bhargava from Mohanlalganj, Parvez Khan from Sant Kabir Nagar, Kush Saurabh from Bansgaon, Pankaj Mohan Sonkar from Lalganj, Lalitesh Pati Tripathi from Mirzapur and Bhagwati Prasad Choudhary from Robertsganj.
The party’s first list of candidates had 15 names – 11 from Uttar Pradesh and four from Gujarat.