Congress announces sixth list for UP polls

test sharma | Updated: January 18, 2012, 2:37 AM IST

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday announced its sixth list of candidates for 27 seats in Uttar Pradesh besides two replacements taking the total number of party nominees announced so far for the seven-phase polls to 353.

The list includes former Samajwadi Party MP Rashid Masood's nephew Imran Masood (Nakur).

The Congress has left as many as 45 seats to Ajit Singh's RLD, with which it has reached alliance last month. The seats for RLD has been given in Singh's stronghold of Western UP, which has a total of 403 seats.

Rahul Gandhi is leading the campaign there for 2012 with the aim of bringing the party to power in the crucial state, where it is in political wilderness for last 22 years.

The list also has the name of Mohd Naim from Guariganj assembly seat in Amethi. Priyanka Gandhi had announced his name for the seat during an interaction drive with party workers in Amethi yesterday.

In Pipraich assembly seat, it has now named Nirmala Paswan replacing Amarjit Yadav, who was earlier named as party candidate while in Sikandarabad Nizam Mallik replaces Jitender Yadav.

First Published: January 18, 2012, 2:37 AM IST

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