New Delhi, March 13, 2014 (YP Bureau)
The Congress Thursday released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Pawan Bansal, the former Railway Minister has been awarded Congress ticket to re-contest Chandigarh parliamentary constituency.
This list of 71 candidates has over 35 percent young candidates.
Union Minister Manish Tewari, who was more than interested to leave Ludhiana for Chandigarh is back to Ludhiana, the constituency he represents in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Actor turned politician Raj Babbar will be contesting from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin has been renamed to contest from Moradabad, a constituency he represented till now.
Actress Naghma will contest the polls from Meerut constituency.
Congress has decided to field former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Lucknow.
The party has given tickets to a total of 11 women candidates.
There party has not named any candidate for the remaining seats in Punjab.
Party has announced candidates from Assam, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.