With the announcement of candidates in Bastar by both Congress and BJP, the masses now have to decide as to who their representative will be.
It may be known that Congress has not announced its list of candidates from six seats of Rajnandgaon district.
Although speculations are that Congress might field senior Congress leader Karuna Shukla against BJP’s CM candidate Dr Raman Singh, it is yet to be announced.
Congress hopes to gain tremendously from this step but the deliberations in this regard are ongoing.
However, the picture this time is clear by now as to who would face off against whom in seats across Bastar.
While Mohan Markam from Congress will face Lata Usendi, BJP’s Subhau Kashyap will contest against Lakheswar Baghel of Congress in Bastar.
Again, Santosh Bafna of BJP will contest against Rekhchand Jain of Congress in Jagdalpur and Manoj Mandavi of Congress will face Devlal Dugga of BJP in Jagdalpur.
Similarly, Kedar Kashyap, currently an MLA, will contest against Chandan Kashyap of Congress in Narainpur.
Mahesh Gagda, a Minister of state government, will contest in Bijapur against Vikram Mandavi of Congress.>