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Congress Names Six LS, 36 Assembly Candidates

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

The six Lok Sabha candidates are:
Bhakta Charan Das (Kalahandi)
Pradeep Majhi (Nabarangpur)
George Tirkey (Sundargarh)
Pradip Kumar Debata (Bargarh)
Manoj Kumar Acharya (Kandhamal)
V Chandrasekhar Naidu (Berhampur) The 36 Assembly candidates are:
Satyabhusan Sahoo (Padampur)
Nipan Das (Bargarh)
Nihar Mahananda (Atabira)
Rohit Joseph Tirkey (Biramitrapur)
CS Ranjan (Rajgangpur)
Binod Patra (Birmaharajpur)
Narasingha Mishra (Bolangir)
Ghasiram Majhi (Nuapada)
Adhiraj Panigrahi (Khariar)
Uladhar Majhi (Jharigam)
Sadan Nayak (Nabarangpur) Bhujabal Majhi (Dabugaon)
Shibaji Majhi (Lanjigarh)
Digambar Duria (Dharmagarh)
Siman Mallick (Baliguda)
Kishore Chandra Kanhar (Phulbani)
Prashant Sahoo  (Kantamal)
Prashant Nayak (Daspalla)
Sanjay Kumar Tripathy (Bhanjanagar)
Haricharan Swain (Polsara)
Bijay Kumar Sahoo (Kabisurjyanagar)
Manoj Kumar Jena (Aska)
Ramesh Jena (Sanakhemundi)
Ramakrushna Panda (Hinjili)
Dharmaraj Reddy (Gopalpur)
Lingaraj Choudhury (Berhampur)
Bismay Mohapatra (Digapahandi)
Subhash Rout (Chikiti)
Dasarathy Gomango (Mohana)
Purusottam Gomango (Gunupur)
Nilamadhab Hikka (Bissam Cuttack)
Tara Prasad Bahinipati (Jeypore)
Krushna Chandra Kuldip (Koraput)
Ramchandra Kadam (Pottangi)
Mala Madhi (Malkangiri)
Lakshmipriya Nayak (Chitrakonda)
Notably, simultaneous elections 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.

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