53-year-old Shashi Tharoor, who failed in his bid to become UN chief three years back, proved his popularity at the hustings in his hometown of Thiruvananthpuram where he won on a Congress ticket with a huge margin.
In his 22-year career at the United Nations he served as Undersecretary General for Communications and Public Information under Kofi Annan.
R P N Singh
R P N Singh hails from the royal family of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. He was an MLA from the same seat till recently.
He defeated BSP stalwart Swami Prasad Maurya who is the state unit president of his party.
Arun Yadav represents Khandwa seat in Madhya Pradesh. His father Subhash Yadav was deputy chief minister of the state when Digvijay Singh was the chief minister. He got elected to the Parliament in 2007 from Khargone seat in a bye-election. He had to contest from Khandwa as Khargone became a reserved seat after the delimitation exercise.
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