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MCD polls 2017: Congress releases second list of 127 candidates

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New Delhi, April 3, 2017: The Indian National Congress on Sunday announced its second list of candidates for April 23 municipal elections in Delhi.

The party released names for 127 wards of the 272 total wards. In its first list released on Saturday evening, the Congress had announced candidates for 140 seats.

In the first list, the party has accommodated 21 sitting councilors while 119 are new faces. In three corporations, the Congress has 85 councilors.

Read More: Congress declares 140 candidates for Delhi civic polls

A party functionary said: “The first list includes names of eight incumbent corporators of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), seven of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and six from East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC)”.

The party has received more than 12,000 applications for the 272 seats. To pick winnable contestants, the party had appointed observers (party leaders from outside Delhi) for all 14 districts. Before finalising names, they held consultations at district-level with party workers and leaders.

Wefornews Bureau

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