Congress on Sunday released a list of nine candidates for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly by-election.
The party gave tickets to Pankaj Upadhyaya from the Assembly constituency of Joura, Ajab Kushwaha from Sumawali, Satish Sikarwar from eastern Gwalior and Hariballabh Shukla from Pohri.
Other members who received tickets are Kanhaiya Ram Lodhi from Mungaoli, Parul Shau from Surkhi, Uttam Raj Narain Singh from Mandhata, Abhishek Singh Tinku Bana from Badnawar and Rakesh Patidar from Suwasara.
Important notice concerning the farewell elections in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/bzcWUwJUhy
– INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) September 27, 2020
By-elections are scheduled for 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh state, which fell vacant following the resignation of 24 congressmen and the deaths of two lawmakers earlier.
In March, 22 congressmen resigned from the state assembly, clearing the way for BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan to take the post of chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time.