Congress party has released its third list of 19 candidates for the Jharkhand assembly polls, taking the total number of party’s nominees for the elections to 25.
Among those fielded by the party in the third list include Alamgir Alam from Pakur, Irfan Ansari from Jamtara, RC Prasad Mehta from Hazaribagh, Sanjay Singh from Bokaro and Mannan Mallick from Dhanbad.
The party has also fielded wife of former Dhanbad Mayor Neeraj Singh, Purnima Neeraj Singh from Jharia Assembly constituency. Besides Purnima, the party has named three other women candidates in the list.
The Congress, which is contesting the assembly elections in alliance with the Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, is contesting on 31 seats. Its ally partner JMM is contesting on 43 whereas the RJD on seven seats in the state.
Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first on November 30 and the last on December 20. Results will be declared on December 23.