New Delhi: Even as the Congress didn't reach any decision on putting up a candidate from Varanasi to take on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the big decision which came on Thursday is that Finance Minister P Chidambaram won't be contesting 2014 elections, instead his son Karti will fight from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram was elected as an MP from Sivganga in 1984, 2004 and 2009 elections.
Amid reports that the Congress is likely to field Digvijaya Singh against Narendra Modi, party leader Madhusudan Mistry said that the discussion on the seat is yet to be taken while releasing 50 names in its fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates.
Mistry also added that Amritsar and Ludhiana seats are still under consideration and the decision on former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's candidature is still pending. Chavan was indicted in the Adarsh Commission report. While releasing 50 names, Mistry said that all pending decisions will be discussed in the next meeting.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti will fight 2014 polls from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.
The party released names for Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. In Gandhinagar, it has fielded Kirit Patel against BJP leader LK Advani, while Digvijaya's brother Laksham Singh will take on Sushma Swaraj in Vidisha.
In Delhi, Mahabal Mishra and Ramesh Rathod will contest from West Delhi and South Delhi respectively.
Here is the list of candidates released in 4th list of Congress for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
1. Bihar- Patna Sahib- Kunal Singh
2. Bihar- Hajipur- Sanjeev Prasad
3. Bihar- Gopalganj- Puranmasi Ram
4. Delhi- South Delhi- Ramesh Kumar
5. Delhi- West Delhi- Mahabal Mishra
6. Gujarat- Panchmahal- Ram Singh Parmar
7. Gujarat- Amreli- Virji Bhai Thumar
8. Gujarat- Gandhinagar- Kirit Patel
9. Gujarat- Patan- Bhav Singh Rathore
10. J&K- Jammu- Madan Lal Sharma
11. J&K- Ladakh- Tsreing Samphal
12. J&K- Udhampur- Ghulam Nabi Azad
13. MP- Vidisha- Lakshman Singh
14. MP- Bhind- Smt Imarti Devi
15. Odisha- Jagatsingh Pur- Bibhu Prasad
16. Odisha- Bhadrak (SC)- Sangram Jena
17. Odisha- Bargarh- Sanjay Bhoi
18. TN- Tirunelveli- SS Ramasubbu
19. TN- Thenkasi- Dr K Jayakumar
20. TN- Virudunagar- Manickam Tagore
21. TN- Theni- Jm Haroon Rashid
22. TN- Madurai- TN Bharath Natchiappan
23. TN- Shivaganga- Karti Chidambaram
24. TN- Nagapatinam- AP Senthil Pandian
25. TN- Thanjavur- Dr T Krishnaswamy
26. TN- Mayiladuthurai- Mani Shankar Aiyar
27. TN- Perambalur- M Rajasekharan
28. TN- Cuddalore- Ks Alagiri
29. TN- Chidambaram- Dr P Valla Perumalan
30. TN- Dindigul- Nsv Chittan
31. TN- Tiruchirapally- Smt Charubala Tondaiman
32. TN- Tirupur- Evks Elangovan
33. TN- Nilgiris- P Gandhi
34. TN- Coimbatore- R Prabhu
35. TN- Erode- C Gopi
36. TN- Namakkal- GR Subramaniam
37. TN- Salem- Mohan Kumar Mangalam
38. TN- Arani- Dr MK Vishnuprasad
39. TN- Tiruvanmalai- A Subramaniam
40. TN- Arakkonam- Nesey Rajsh
41. TN- Kanchipuram (SC)- T Vishwanathan
42. TN- Sriperumbudur- Arul Ambarasu
43. TN- Chennai Central- CD Meiyappan
44. TN- Vellore- J Vijay Elanchezian
45. TN- Tiruvannamalai- A Subramaniam
46. TN- Toothukkudi- APCV Shanmugam
47. TN- Ramanthapuram- SU Thiranavukkarasar
48. UP- Ferozabad- Atul Chaturvedi
49. UP- Chaundali- Satish Bind
50. UP- Sambhal- Acharya Pramod Krishnam