BJD announces 9 candidates for Assembly elections


Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced the names of nine candidates for the third and fourth phase Assembly polls.

Pipli: Pradeep Maharathy, Balikuda-Ersama: Raghunandan Das, Jagatsinghpur: Prashant Muduli, Nimapada: Samir Das, Anandpur: Bhagirathi Sethi, Niali: Pramod Mallick, Kakatpur: Surendra Sethi, Dhamnagar: Rajendra Das and Nilagiri: Santosh Khatua

Out of 147 seats, the BJD has announced candidates for 128 Assembly seats so far.

Odisha will face Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.