Lucknow/New Delhi, March 7 : The Congress on Thursday released the first list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will fight from her constituency, Rae Bareli and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will contest from his existing seat, Amethi.
The list of 15 candidates released by Congress includes 11 from Uttar Pradesh and four from Gujarat.
But Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s name does not find mention in the first list of candidates, who had recently announced her political debut and was made the Congress’s General Secretary for UP East.
Amethi and Rae Bareli, the Gandhi bastion in Uttar Pradesh were won by Congress in the 2014 general elections.