Congress Announces Candidates for In Chhattisgarh, Congress Declared Candidates for in Chhattisgarh, 5 Lok Sabha Seats. The names of candidates for Surguja, Bastar, Raigarh and Kanker seats, reserved for the Scheduled Tribes and Janjgir-Champa, which is allocated to a Scheduled Caste candidate, were declared late Saturday night.
The Congress has announced its candidates for five out of the total 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, giving a chance to three of its sitting MLAs. Prominent tribal leader Khelsai Singh, currently an MLA from Premnagar Assembly seat, has been nominated from Surguja Lok Sabha constituency.
The party is yet to announced its candidates for the remaining six general category Lok Sabha seats – Raipur, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur, Korba and Durg.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP won 10 out of the 11 seats in the state. The BJP is yet to announce its candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, to be held in three phases in the state on April 11, 18 and 23.