The party has also announced the names of 24 candidates out of 25 wards . One is still undecided , a party spokesman told Sun Post .
On Saturday the Congress declared Madhu Sood and Devinder Chauhan its candidates for mayor and deputy mayor along with candidates for all 25 wards .
The CPIM was the first to declare its names for the top two posts , Sanjay Chauhan and Tikender Panwar . It is also fighting in 17 wards .
Monday is the last day for filing of nomination papers.
Direct elections for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor are taking place for the first time .
Polling takes place on May 27 and counting the next day .
The Shimla civic body is one of the oldest in the country and was founded in 1851 .
Since the committee became a corporation in the mid 1980s Congress has always held power of the civic body .
The outcome of the civic polls is seen as significant as the state assembly polls are due later this year .