Congress released the tenth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Karti Chidambaram will be contesting from Shivaganga (Tamil Nadu), BK Hariprasad to contest from Bangalore South and Tariq Anwar to contest from Katihar Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
Tariq Anwar had quit the NCP and joined the Congress last year. He was elected MP from Katihar for five terms. Last week, he had brushed aside reports that claimed he was willing to vacate his constituency.
In 2014, Karti had unsuccessfully fought the parliamentary polls from the Sivaganga constituency, a stronghold of his father. The seat was won by AIADMK’s Senthilnathan Pr. P Chidambaram had represented the constituency in 2004 and 2009.
BK Hariprasad, on the other hand, was the Opposition’s candidate for the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and had lost to Harivansh Narayan Singh of the NDA.