Politics

Congress announces candidates for 9 more assembly seats in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party on Sunday announced candidates for nine more assembly constituencies in Odisha ahead of the ensuing polls in Odisha.

The candidates have been selected by the Congress Central Election Committee for the ensuing elections, an AICC press release said.Accordingly, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Niranjan Patnaik will contest polls from Bhandaripokhari Assembly seat, while Nalinikant Mohanty will fight polls from Bhadrak Assembly segment.Besides, the Congress has fielded Sitakanta Mohapatra from Barachana assembly seat and Rabindra Kar from Salepur assembly constituency.

Kisan Panda has replaced Srmuti Rekhi Pahi to contest election from Dharmasala assembly seat Debi Prasad Mallick has replaced Bibhu Tarai to contest from Tirtol assembly segment.This apart, the Congress has announced Bibhransu Sekhar Lenka as its candidate from Mahakalapada assembly constituency, while Laletendu Mohapatra has been fielded from Balikuda Erasma assembly seat and Satyabrat Patra from Nimapara assembly segment. 

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