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Chhattisgarh Elections 2023: Full List of Congress Candidates – News18


Curated By: Saurabh Verma

Last Updated: October 18, 2023, 20:10 IST

20 constituencies are slated to go to polls in the first phase on November 7 while the second phase of polls will be held on November 17, covering 70 constituencies. (Photo: PTI)

CM Baghel will contest from his traditional Patan seat and deputy CM TS Singh Deo from his Ambikapur seat, while Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant has been re-nominated from his Sakti seat

The Congress on Wednesday announced 53 candidates for the ensuing Chhattisgarh Assembly elections which will be held in two phases on November 7 and 17.

The party has dropped several sitting MLAs in the state where it is seeking to retain power in Chhattisgarh under Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

CM Baghel and his 12 cabinet colleagues and state Assembly Speaker Charandas Mahant will face the electoral test and the votes will be counted on December 3.

The filing of nominations for the first phase began on October 13.

20 constituencies are slated to go to polls in the first phase on November 7 while the second phase of polls will be held on November 17, covering 70 constituencies.

Congress Heavyweights

CM Baghel will contest from his traditional Patan seat and deputy CM TS Singh Deo from his Ambikapur seat, while Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant has been re-nominated from his Sakti seat.

Chhattisgarh Congress chief and Bastar Lok Sabha member Deepak Baij has been fielded from Chitrakot-ST seat.

The ministers who have been given tickets are โ€“ Tamradhwaj Sahu (Durg rural), Amarjeet Bhagat (Sitapur- ST), Umesh Patel (Kharsia), Jai Singh Agrawal (Korba), Shivkumar Dahariya (Arang-SC), Anila Bhendia (Dondi Lohara- ST), Ravindra Choubey (Saja), Mohammad Akbar (Kawardha), Kawasi Lakhma (Konta) and Mohan Lal Markam (Kondagaon).

Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, who contested the 2018 poll from Ahiwara seat (Durg district), has been fielded from Navagarh-SC constituency in the neighbouring Bemetara district.

Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Girish Dewangan has been fielded from Rajnandgaon seat against Raman Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Partyโ€™s national vice president and former state chief minister.

Congress pitted party veteran Motilal Voraโ€™s son Arun Vora again from Durg City.

Name of Constituency and Congress Candidates

  1. Ambikapur โ€“ Tribhuvaneshwar Saran Singh Deo (T.S. Singh Deo)
  2. Sitapur โ€“ ST โ€“ Amarjeet Bhagat
  3. Kharsia โ€“ Umesh Patel
  4. Korba โ€“ Jai Singh Agarwal
  5. Sakti โ€“ Dr. Charan Das Mahant
  6. Arang โ€“ SC โ€“ Dr. Shivkumar Dahariya
  7. Dondi Lohara โ€“ ST โ€“ Anila Bhendia
  8. Patan โ€“ Bhupesh Baghel
  9. Durg-Rural โ€“ Tamradhwaj Sahu
  10. Saja โ€“ Ravindra Choubey
  11. Nawagarh โ€“ SC โ€“ Guru Rudra Kumar
  12. Pandariya โ€“ Neelkanth Chandrawanshi
  13. Kawardha โ€“ Mohd Akbar
  14. Khairagarh โ€“ Yashoda Verma
  15. Dongargarh โ€“ SC โ€“ Harshita Swami Baghel
  16. Rajnandgaon โ€“ Girish Devangan
  17. Dongargaon โ€“ Daleshwar Sahu
  18. Khujji โ€“ Bhola Ram Sahu
  19. Mohla-Manpur โ€“ ST โ€“ Indrashah Mandavi
  20. Antagarh โ€“ ST โ€“ Roop Singh Potai
  21. Bhanupratappur โ€“ ST โ€“ Savitri Mandavi
  22. Kanker โ€“ ST โ€“ Shankar Dhruv
  23. Keshkal โ€“ ST โ€“ Sant Ram Netam
  24. Kondagaon โ€“ ST โ€“ Mohan Lal Markam
  25. Narayanpur โ€“ ST โ€“ Chandan Kashyap
  26. Bastar โ€“ ST โ€“ Lakheshwar Baghel
  27. Chitrakot โ€“ ST โ€“ Deepak Baij
  28. Dantewada ST โ€“ K Chavindra Mahendra Karma
  29. Bijapur โ€“ ST โ€“ Vikram Mandavi
  30. Konta โ€“ ST โ€“ Kawasi Lakhma
  31. Bharatpur-Sonhat โ€“ ST โ€“ Gulab Singh Kamro
  32. Manendragarh โ€“ Ramesh Singh
  33. Premnagar โ€“ Khelsal Singh
  34. Bhatgaon โ€“ Paras Nath Rajwade
  35. Pratappur โ€“ ST โ€“ Rajkumari Marawi
  36. Ramanujganj โ€“ ST โ€“ Dr. Ajay Tirkey
  37. Samri โ€“ ST โ€“ Vijay Paikara
  38. Lundra โ€“ ST โ€“ Dr. Pritam Ram
  39. Jashpur โ€“ ST โ€“ Vinay Kumar Bhagat
  40. Kunkuri โ€“ ST โ€“ U. D. Minj
  41. Pathalgaon โ€“ ST โ€“ Rampukar Singh
  42. Lailunga โ€“ ST โ€“ Vidyavati Sidar
  43. Raigarh โ€“ Prakash Shakrajeet Naik
  44. Sarangarh โ€“ SC โ€“ Uttari Jangde
  45. Dharamjaigarh โ€“ ST โ€“ Laljeet Singh Rathiya
  46. Rampur โ€“ ST โ€“ Phool Singh Rathiya
  47. Katghora โ€“ Purshottam Kanwar
  48. Pall-Tanakhar- ST โ€“ Duleshwari Sidar
  49. Marwahi โ€“ ST โ€“ Dr. KK Dhruv
  50. Kota โ€“ Atal Srivastav
  51. Lormi โ€“ Thaneshwar Sahu
  52. Mungeli โ€“ SC โ€“ Sanjit Banerjee
  53. Takhatpur โ€“ Dr. Rashmi Ashish Singh
  54. Bilha โ€“ Siyaram Kaushik
  55. Bilaspur โ€“ Shailesh Pandey
  56. Beltara โ€“ Vijay Kesarwani
  57. Masturi โ€“ SC โ€“ Dilip Lahariya
  58. Akaltara โ€“ Raghvendra Singh
  59. Janjgir-Champa โ€“ Vyas Kashyap
  60. Chandrapur โ€“ Ram Kumar Yadav
  61. Jaijaipur โ€“ Baleshwar Sahu
  62. Pamgarh โ€“ SC โ€“ Sheshraj Harbans
  63. Besna โ€“ Devender Bahadur Singh
  64. Khatari โ€“ Dwarkadhish Yadav
  65. Bilaigarh โ€“ SC โ€“ Kavita Pran Lahare
  66. Baloda Bazar โ€“ Shailesh Trivedi
  67. Bhatapara โ€“ Inder Kumar Sao
  68. Dharsiwa โ€“ Chhaya Verma
  69. Raipur Rural โ€“ Pankaj Sharma
  70. Raipur City West โ€“ Vikas Upadhyay
  71. Raipur City South โ€“ Mahant Ram Sundar Das
  72. Abhanpur โ€“ Dhanendra Sahu
  73. Rajim โ€“ Amitesh Shukla
  74. Bindranawargarh โ€“ ST โ€“ Janak Lal Dhruv
  75. Kurud โ€“ Tarini Chandrakar
  76. Sanjari Balod โ€“ Sangeeta Sinha
  77. Gunderdehi โ€“ Kunwar Singh Nishad
  78. Durg City โ€“ Arun Vora
  79. Bhilai Nagar โ€“ Devendra Yadav
  80. Vaishal Nagar โ€“ Mukesh Chandrakar
  81. Ahiwara โ€“ SC โ€“ Nirmal Kosare
  82. Bemetara โ€“ Ashish Kumar Chhabra
  83. Jagdalpur โ€“ Jitin Jaiswal

2018 Elections

In the 2018 Chhattisgarh polls, the Congress registered a landslide victory by securing 68 seats in the 90-member House and comfortably forming government. The BJP was reduced to 15 seats, while the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and the Bahujan Samaj Party had bagged 5 and 2 seats, respectively.



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