Congress releases second list of 25 candidates for UP polls

New Delhi [India], Jan 25 : The Congress Party on Wednesday released its second list of 25 candidates for third and fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

The grand old party last week after announcing an alliance with the Samajwadi Party released a list of 41 candidates for the first and second phase of polls.

As part of the alliance, the Samajwadi Party will contest on 298 seats while the Congress will field its candidates in 105 seats.

The formal announcement of SP-Congress alliance came after huge discussions held over by the two sides over the past few days before they agreed to 298-105 formula.

The negotiation was said to have hit a roadblock yesterday, when the Congress rejected the SP's offer.

The poll process in Uttar Pradesh begins on February 11. 73 constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh will go polls in this phase. The filing of nominations for these constituencies will end on January 24. Uttar Pradesh is set to have a seven-phase polling between February 11 and March 8..

Source: ANI