Cong Fields Vajpayee’s Niece Karuna Shukla Against Chhattisgarh CM

Shukla had quit the BJP a few years ago and joined the Congress.

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Congress leader and Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla. 
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The Congress has fielded former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece, Karuna Shukla, in the Rajnandgaon assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh against Chief Minister Raman Singh.

In the second list released by the Congress for the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections, the party declared its candidates for the remaining six constituencies. It had earlier declared candidates for 12 seats.

The first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh will be held on 12 November and the last date for filing of nominations was 23 October.

Shukla had quit the BJP a few years ago and joined the Congress.

While Girwar Janghel will contest from the Khairagarh seat, Bhuneshwar Singh Baghel will contest from Dongargarh-SC seat and Daleshwar Sahu from the Dongargaon assembly constituency. The party has also fielded Channi Sahu from Khujji seat and Indra Shah Mandavi from Mohla-Manpur (ST) seat.

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