Congress announces second list for Lok Sabha polls, names 71 candidates

New Delhi, Mar. 13: The Congress announced its second list of 71 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday which has over 35 per cent young candidates.

The party has decided to field former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Lucknow, and has given tickets to a total of 11 women candidates. Actress Naghma will be contesting the polls from Meerut constituency and Begum Noor Bano from Moradabad.

Besides that, PC Chacko will be contesting from Chalakudy (Kerala), V Narayansamy from Puducherry, Pawan Bansal from Chandigarh, Subodh Kant Sahai from Ranchi, Shashi Tharoor from Trivandrum, and KV Thomas from Ernakulam. (ANI)