Congress declares 261 candidates in two lists

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Pawan Bansal, Actress Nagma in Congress’ second list

New Delhi: The Congress renominated former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal from Chandigarh constituency dismissing allegations of “taint” against him by the opposition as it released a second list of 71 names including actor Nagma from Meerut.
The list also includes former union minister Subodh Kant Sahai from Ranchi and Youth Congress chief Rajeev Satav from Hingoli (Maharashtra), who has worked closely with party vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, the sitting MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad, has now been fielded from the state’s Ghaziabad, held by Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh, who is now reportedly keen to shift to Lucknow.
The 71 names announced include four replacements from the list announced March 8.
The Congress is yet to declare its candidates for Delhi which will go the polls April 10. The party had received a heavy drubbing in Delhi in the last assembly polls and is weighing various options. It had won all seven Lok Sabha seats in 2009.
Congress had declared its first list of candidates 194 candidates March 8

IANS