The Congress on Saturday released its second list of 32 candidates for the 7 December Assembly election in Rajasthan, fielding former BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje from Jhalrapatan constituency.
Manvendra, a former BJP MLA from Sheo, in September quit the BJP and join the Congress. Earlier on Saturday, Raje filed her nomination papers from the constituency.
“There is a long list of leaders quitting the BJP and the party should introspect why this is happening,” Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot told PTI. “We are welcoming Manvendra and this will strengthen the party.” He added the party will ensure his active participation in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The second list was released by the Congress general secretary and in-charge of Rajasthan Mukul Wasnik.