Congress Announces Fifth List Of Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Election

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In the current Madhya Pradesh assembly, the Congress has 57 legislators

New Delhi:

The Congress today released its fifth list of 16 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, taking the total number of declared candidates to 229. The announcement came a day after the Congress released its fourth list of 29 candidates for elections to the 230-member assembly.

The Congress announced its first list of 155 candidates on November 3 in which it renominated 46 legislators. A day after, it announced the second list of 16 candidates. On Monday night, the Congress announced a third list of 13 candidates.

With Thursday's announcement, the name of just one Congress candidate for the Manpur seat is awaited.

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In the current assembly, the Congress has 57 legislators.

The Congress has been out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003. The BJP government is seeking a fourth straight term.

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