LS polls: Cong’s first list out, Sonia to contest from Rae Bareli, Rahul from Amethi

New Delhi: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli while Congress president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Amethi, according to the first list of candidates released by the party on Thursday night.

The list of 15 candidates includes 11 from Uttar Pradesh and 4 from Gujarat.

Former Union ministers Salman Khursheed, RPN Singh and Jitin Prasad will be contesting from Farrukhabad, Kushi Nagar and Dhaurahra in Uttar Pradesh respectively.

Imran Masood will contest from Saharanpur (UP), Saleem Iqbal Shervani from Badaun(UP), Annu Tandon from Unnao (UP), Rajaram Pal from Akbarpur (UP), Brij Lal Khabri from Jalaun – SC (UP), Nirmal Khatri from Faizabad (UP).

While, Raju Parmar will contest from Ahmedabad West – SC (Gujarat), BharatSinh M Solanki from Anand (Gujarat), Prashant Patel from Vadodara (Gujarat) and Ranjit MohanSinh Rathwa from Chhota Udaipur – ST (Gujarat).

Lok Sabha elections are due by May end.