Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 10:
The ruling Biju Janata Dal would announce its first phase list of candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections by March 13.
This was decided after a meeting held at Naveen Niwas here this morning.
Talking to the newsmen after the meeting, BJD leader and MP Kalpataru Das said that the party would announce the names of candidates for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly seats for the first phase of polls by March 13 while the names of the candidates for the remaining 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats would be announced by March 16.