The Congress has has fielded former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh and its leader in Lok sabha Mallikarjun Kharge from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) and Gulbarga (Karnataka) respectively. Digvijay Singh has been assigned a tough task as Congress has not won this seat for the last 30 years.
Meanwhile, the party has fielded Harish Rawat from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar(Uttarakhand), Ambrish Kumar from Hardwar (Uttarakhand), Rashid Alvi from Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), M Veerappa Moily from Chikkaballapur (Karnataka) and Meenakshi Natarajan from Mandsour (Madhya Pradesh) among others.
Manish Khanduri, who recently joined the party, has also got a ticket from Gahrwal (Uttarakhand). With this list, the total number of candidates announced by Congress has gone up to 218.The seven-phase Lok Sabha polls will start on April 11, and results will be announced on May 23.