Bhartruhari to contest from Cuttack LS; Finance Minister denied BJD ticket


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