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The Congress candidates contesting from the four seats in Assam by-elections are Keshab Prasad Rajak (Ratanbari), Shamsul Haque (Jania), Kartik Kurmi (Rangapara) and Sushil Suri (Sonari).
In Chhattisgarh, Rajman Benzam will contest the bypoll for the Chitrakoot Assembly seat on a Congress ticket.
John Kumar has been nominated for the Puducherry by-election for the lone Kamraj Nagar seat.
While K Mohankumar, ex-MLA, will contest the Vatiyoorkavu seat, Kochi deputy mayor TJ Vinod has been named for the Ernakulam constituency, senior party leader Shanimol Usman for Aroor, and former Pathanamthita district party chief AP Mohanraj for Konni.
At the Manjeswaram constituency, the fifth seat, the Congress ally Indian Union Muslim League is contesting and its candidate has already begun campaigning.
It must be noted that the by-elections in these states were necessitated by the resignation of three sitting Congress MLAs namely K Muraleedharan, Hibi Eden and Adoor Prakash and CPI-M leader AM Ariff. These candidates were elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2019.
(With agency inputs)