Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 13:
There were no surprises in the names of candidates for six Lok Sabha constituencies in Odisha announced today with all sitting MPs of the party being renominated.
The AICC today announced the names of 71 candidates, including six from Odisha, in the second phase in New Delhi. The names were finalised on the basis of the recommendations of the central election committee (CEC) of the party this evening, AICC sources said.
While the party has decided to field sitting MPs Hemananda Biswal in Sundargarh, Amar Pradhan in Sambalpur, Pradip Majhi in Nabarangpur and Bhakta Das in Kalahandi, it has named Shyam Charan Hansda as its candidate in Mayurbhanj and Harihar Karan in Kandhamal.