Bhubaneshwar: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday released the list of its candidates for 2 Lok Sabha and 9 assembly constituencies in the state. The party has announced Prakash Mishra’ name for Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency, while Kharavela Swain will contest from the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.
The party on Thursday had declared the first list of 10 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha. While Union Minister Jual Oram will contest from Sundargarh, Baijayant Panda who quit the Biju Janata Dal after being suspended will fight from the Kendrapara constituency.
Balabhadra Majhi who resigned from the BJD after denial of ticket will contest from Nabarangpur.
Rudra Narayan Pani will contest from Dhenkanal while Pratap Sarangi will fight from Balasore. Ananta Naik is the BJP candidate from Keonjhar and Sangeeta Singh Deo from Bolangir. Aparajita Sarangi who quit IAS to join politics will fight from Bhubaneswar. Bhrugu Buxipatra will contest from Berhampur and Anita Priyadarshini from Aska.
In another list released Saturday, the party had shared the names of Suresh Pujari (Bargarh), Nitesh Ganga Deb (Sambalpur), Basanta Kumar Panda (Kalahandi), Sambit Patra (Puri) and Jayaram Pangi (Koraput) for the General Elections of 2019.
The state of Odisha will face general and assembly elections simultaneously in four phases beginning from April 11.