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Odisha Polls: Congress releases 1st list of candidates

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Bhubaneswar: After the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls yesterday, Opposition Congress announced names of candidates for six Lok Sabha seats and 36 Assembly Constituencies late last night.

The six Lok Sabha candidates are:

  1. Bhakta Charan Das (Kalahandi)
  2. Pradeep Majhi  (Nabarangpur) 
  3. George Tirkey  Sundargarh 
  4. Pradip Kumar Debata  Bargarh
  5. Manoj Kumar Acharya  Kandhamal 
  6. V Chandrasekhar Naidu  Berhampur 

For the Assembly polls, the 36 candidates are:

  1. Satyabhusan Sahoo (Padampur)
  2. Nipan Das  (Bargarh)
  3. Nihar Mahananda  (Atabira)
  4. Rohit Joseph Tirkey  (Biramitrapur) 
  5. CS Ranjan  (Rajgangpur)
  6. Binod Patra  (Birmaharajpur) 
  7. Narasingha Mishra (Bolangir) 
  8. Ghasiram Majhi  (Nuapada)
  9. Adhiraj Panigrahi (Khariar) 
  10. Uladhar Majhi – (Jharigam) 
  11. Sadan Nayak – (Nabarangpur)
  12. Bhujabal Majhi – (Dabugaon) 
  13. Shibaji Majhi – (Lanjigarh)
  14. Digambar Duria – (Dharmagarh)
  15. Siman Mallick – (Baliguda)
  16. Kishore Chandra Kanhar – (Phulbani)
  17. Prashant Sahoo – (Kantamal) 
  18. Prashant Nayak – (Daspalla)
  19. Sanjay Kumar Tripathy – (Bhanjanagar)
  20. Haricharan Swain – Polsara
  21. Bijay Kumar Sahoo – Kabisurjyanagar
  22. Manoj Kumar Jena – Aska
  23. Ramesh Jena – Sanakhemundi
  24. Ramakrushna Panda – Hinjili
  25. Dharmaraj Reddy – Gopalpur
  26. Lingaraj Choudhury – Berhampur
  27. Bismay Mohapatra – Digapahandi
  28. Subhash Rout – Chikiti
  29. Dasarathy Gomango – Mohana
  30. Purusottam Gomango – Gunupur
  31. Nilamadhab Hikka – Bissam Cuttack
  32. Tara Prasad Bahinipati – Jeypore
  33. Krushna Chandra Kuldip – Koraput
  34. Ramchandra Kadam – Pottangi
  35. Mala Madhi – Malkangiri
  36. Lakshmipriya Nayak – Chitrakonda

    Worth mentioning, simultaneous polls will be held in Odisha for 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 Assembly Constituencies in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.  The last date for filing nominations is March 25 while verification of the nomination papers will be held on March 26. The last date for withdrawing nominations is March 28.