TMC UP list: Umesh Mishra vs Sonia Gandhi; Indira Tiwari vs Modi

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Kolkata, March 19: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday announced its candidates for 18 more Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, including Umesh Mishra for the prestigious Rae Bareli constituency which has been electing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi since 2004.

Indira Tiwari, the granddaughter of former chief minister Kamalapati Tripathi, will be contesting from Varanasi against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Mamata Banerjee's party has now fielded candidates for 104 seats in 17 states and has named 19 candidates in Uttar Pradesh

Trinamool's Umesh Mishra will take on the Congress president in Rae Bareli, considered as a "pocket borough" of the Gandhi family.

The Trinamool, which has claimed it would emerge as the third largest party after the Congress and BJP in the coming polls, has put up candidates in Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim and Maharashtra besides West Bengal.

In Assam, the party's star candidate is Parvez Ahmed, son of late president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, for the Barpeta Lok Sabha seat.

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(With IANS inputs)

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