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Pawan Bansal gets Chandigarh ticket
Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 12
Minister of State for Finance and sitting MP from Chandigarh Pawan Bansal is among the 25 candidates announced by the Congress for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

In fact the list released by the Congress for Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh and Nagaland today includes the names of six Union ministers. Of the list of 25 seats, 12 are from Madhya Pradesh, 11 from Assam and one each from Chandigarh and Nagaland.

The other Union ministers in the list are Kamal Nath (Commerce), Jyotiraditya Scindia (Minister of State, Communications), Santosh Mohan Dev (Heavy Industries), B K Handique (Minister of State, Chemical and Fertilizer) and Kantilal Bhuria (Minister of State, Agriculture).

Kamal Nath will contest from Chhindwara, Scindia from Guna, Bhuria from the reserved seat of Ratlam and Ashok Singh from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

In Assam, Mohan Dev is the party’s candidate from Silchar and Handique from Jorhat. Other significant names in the list are MK Subba from Tezpur and P S Ghatwar from Dibrugarh in Assam.

There was a shadow of uncertainty is on two sitting MPs in Assam - Kirip Chaliha from Guwahati and MK Subba from Tezpur - whose names were there in the preliminary list along with the names of at least two other aspirants. Interestingly, while Subba managed to make it, Robin Bordoloi will now be the party’s candidate from Guwahati.

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