Chhattisgarh elections Congress fields Vajpayee s niece against Raman Singh
| Monday | 22nd October, 2018
Congress on Monday announced that Karuna Shukla, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece, will take on Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh from Rajnandangaon in the first phase of the upcoming state assembly elections.
Shukla's name was among the six candidates announced by the party for the first of two polling phases in Chhattisgarh.
While the BJP has announced names of 77 candidates in its first list for elections in the state, Congress previously announced 12 names and added six more to the list on Monday.
The other names announced - along with Shukla are that of Girwar Janghel (Khairagarh), Bhuneshwar Singh Baghel (Dongargarh-SC), Daleshwar Sahu (Dongargarh), Channi Sahu (Khujji) and Indra Shah Mandavi (Mohla-Manpur-ST).
Voting in the first phase of elections here would take place on November 12 while voting in the second phase would be on November 20.