Congress’ Delhi List For Lok Sabha Polls Out, Kanhaiya Kumar To Face BJP’s Manoj Tiwari – News18

Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
(File Photo)

Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
(File Photo)

A former JNUSU president, Kumar joined the Grand Old Party in 2021 and was inducted into the Congress Working Committee in 2023

The Congress on Sunday announced the Lok Sabha candidates for ten seats among which three are from Delhi. The party fielded Kanhaiya Kumar from the North East Delhi constituency against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Manoj Tiwari.

Kumar will be contesting for the second time after he had fought as a Communist Party of India candidate from Bihar’s Begusarai in 2019. He had lost to Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh back then. A former JNUSU president, Kumar joined the Grand Old Party in 2021 and was inducted into the Congress Working Committee in 2023.

On the other hand, Tiwari is a two-time representative from this constituency. who defeated former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The other two seats from the national capital include Chandni Chowk and North West Delhi, where the Congress fielded J.P Agarwal and Udit Raj as candidates, respectively.

Veteran Congress leader, J.P Agarwal had won from his constituency back in 1984, 1989 and 1996. On the other hand, Udit Raj won the North West Delhi seat in 2014 on a BJP ticket.

The party also announced its candidates for six seats in Punjab and fielded ex-Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi from Jalandhar.

The Congress also announced the candidature for several other seats including Amritsar where it fielded Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Fatehgarh Sahib from where it fielded Amar Singh. The other seats are Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu from Bathinda, Sukhpal Singh Khaira from Sangrur and Dharamvir Gandhi from Patiala.

The Grand Old Party also announced Ujjwal Rewati Raman Singh as it’s candidate from Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad.

As per the poll schedule, elections in Delhi will be held on May 25 and the counting of votes will take place on June 4.