Sonia, Rahul, Nilekani figure in Congress first list

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March 8, 2014

Bhojpuri and Oriya actors, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla are among the 194 candidates.

The Congress on Saturday night released the first list of its nominees for Lok Sabha polls that contains several new and young faces.

March 8, 2014

Bhojpuri and Oriya actors, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla are among the 194 candidates.

The Congress on Saturday night released the first list of its nominees for Lok Sabha polls that contains several new and young faces.

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Nandan Nilekani and cricketer Mohammed Kaif are among 194 candidates as the Congress on Saturday night released the first list of its nominees for Lok Sabha polls that contains several new and young faces.

Party sources said 35 per cent of the candidates are under the age of 50.

Ms. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rahul Gandhi are candidates from the pocket boroughs of Rae Bareli and Amethi.

Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishen, Oriya actors Aparajita Mohanty and Bijay Mohanty are being fielded by Congress in the Lok Sabha polls.

The nominees also include cricketer Kaif, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla and Justice Hanumanthappa.

While Aadhar chief Mr. Nilekani is being fielded from Bangalore South, Mr. Kishen is the nominee from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Ms. Aparajita Mohanty is the candidate from Cuttack while Mr. Bijay Mohanty from Bhubeneshwar.

Mr. Kaif is the candidate from Phulpur, a constituency in Uttar Pradesh once represented by Jawaharlal Nehru, Karuna Shukla is the nominee from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh while justice Hanumanthappa from Bellary in Karnataka.

The Central Election Committee of the party, headed by Ms. Sonia Gandhi, has finalised the list which included several sitting members including Union Ministers.


Courtesy: PTI

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