Bhubaneswar: BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Monday renominated sitting MP Bhartruhari Mahtab to contest from Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency, while he announced nine more assembly seats.
BJD has replaced Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera with former Minister Arabinda Dhali from Jaydev constituency. Dhali had represented the constituency in 2009 elections.
Behera is the first Minister who has been denied a ticket so far.
Besides, the BJD has given tickets to the candidates who have joined the party from BJP.
Other Assembly candidates
Chilika – Prashant Jagdev
Khurda – Jyotindra Nath Mitra
Begunia-Bolgad – Rajendra Kumar Sahu
Moroda – Raj Kishore Dash
Basta – Nityananda Sahu
Deogarh – Romancha Ranjan Biswal
Bari – Sunanda Das
Rairangpur – Basanti Marandi