Bhubaneswar: BJD President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the names of nine more MLA candidates for the third and fourth phase of the state Assembly polls.
The following candidates have been given ticket to contest the Assembly election:
Pipili- Pradeep Maharathy
Anandapur- Bhagirathi Sethi
Kakatpur- Surendra Sethi
Nimapara- Sameer Ranjan Dash
Nilagiri – Santosh Khatua
Dhamnagar- Rajendra Dash
Jagatsinghpur- Prashant Muduli
Balikuda-Ersama- Raghunandan Das
Niali – Dr. Pramod Kumar Mallick
So far, the BJD has announced candidates for 18 of the state’s 21 Lok Sabha seats and 128 of the 147 Assembly seats.
Odisha has 147 Assembly constituencies, which will go to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29, simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections.