Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections to four seats of Odisha.
He named Subash Singh, Chairperson of Odisha Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board; Munna Khan, Advisor to Minorities Affairs department; Sujit Kumar, Advisor to special development council and Mamata Mahanta, BJD Mahila Wing member, Mayurbhanj as the candidates of BJD to contest in the poll scheduled on March 26.
Besides, the CM also appointed former MLA Ramesh Chandra Chaupatnaik as the Chairman of Odisha Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board replacing Subash Singh.
Worth mentioning, the terms of four MPs — Anubhav Mohanty, Narendra Kumar Swain, Sarojini Hembram and Ranjib Biswal — from Odisha in Rajya Sabha will expire on April 2, 2020. Ahead of completion of their tenure, the poll will be held to fill the seats in upper House of Parliament.