Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Mar 24:
Trinamool Congress (TMC), which announced its second list of candidates for two Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats today, has decided not to field any candidate against Ama Odisha Party (AOP) president Soumya Ranjan Patnaik contesting the Assembly election from the Khandapada constituency.
“We have decided not to field any candidate against Patnaik. Besides, we would also not field candidates against some other deserving persons of other parties, who we think should go to Assembly,” said Convener of Odisha unit of TMC Arya Kumar Jnanendra here today.
The party nominated Dr Abhijata Mishra for the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat while music director Jubuli Sundarray will contest the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat.
The nine candidates for Assembly constituencies are Bishnu Mallick-Jaydev, Vivekanand Patra-Bhubaneswar North, Sangram Keshari Pattnaik-Bhubaneswar Central, Sabita Kar-Cuttack Barabati, Dambarudhar Dehury-Parjang, Harish Chandra Behera-Badasahi, Ashok Kumar Dhal-Morada, Siva Prasad Biswal-Bhandari Pokhari and Nrushingh Charan Das-Puari.