The Congress announced its second list of 21 candidates - five from Maharashtra and the rest from Uttar Pradesh. The party's senior leaders Raj Babbar has been fielded from Moradabad and former Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, and Priya Dutt from Mumbai North-Central. With this, the Congress has declared 27 candidates from the electorally-crucial Uttar Pradesh.
Ms Dutt - the daughter of the late actor-politician Sunil Dutt -- made her electoral debut from the seat in 2005 and retained it in 2009. The seat is currently represented by BJP's Poonam Mahajan. The other significant names include Kisan Congress chief Nana Patole from Nagpur and former Union minister Milind Deora from Mumbai South.