Congress releases first list of 36 Candidates for Odisha State Polls; Ram Krishna Panda to take on Naveen Patnaik

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Gearing up to unseat Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Indian National Congress on Monday released the first list of 36 candidates for the state polls of Odisha that slated to clubbed with General Elections.

Congress first list of 36 Candidates includes:

  1. Padampur – Sataya Bhusan Sahu
  2. BARGARH – Nipan Das
  3. ATTABIRA (SC) – Nihar Mahananda
  4. BIRAMITRAPUR (ST) – Rohit Joseph Tirkey
  5. RAJGANGPUR (ST) – Dr C S Rajan
  6. BIRMAHARAJPUR (SC) – Binod Kumar Patra
  7. BOLANGIR – Narsingha Mishra
  8. NUAPADA – Ghasiram Majhi
  9. KHARIAR – Adhiraj Panigrahi
  10. JHARIGAM (ST) – Uldhar Majhi
  11. NABARANGPUR (ST) – Sadan Nayak
  12. DABUGAM (ST) – Bhujbal Majhi 1
  13. LANJIGARH (ST) – Shibaji Majhi
  14. DHARMGARH – Digambar Duna
  15. BALIGUDA (ST) – Sim. Mallick
  16. PHULBANI (ST) – Ktshore Chandra Kanhar
  17. KANTAMAL – Prashant Sahoo
  18. DASPALLA (SC) – Prasant Kumar Nayak
  19. BHANJANAGAR – Sanjay Kumar Tripathy
  20. POLASARA – Hari Charan Swain
  21. KABISURYANAGAR – Bijay Kumar Sahoo
  22. ASKA – Manoj Kumar Jena
  23. SANAKHEMUNDI – Ramesh Chandra Jena
  24. HINJILI – Ram Krishna Panda
  25. GOPALPUR – S. Dharmaraj Reddy
  26. BERHAMPUR – Lingraj Choudhury
  27. DIGAPAHANDI – Bismaya MahaPaira
  28. CHIKITI – Subhash Chandra Rout
  29. MOHANA (ST) – Dasarathi Gamango
  30. GUNUPUR (ST) – Purushottam Gamango
  31. BISSAM CUTTACK (ST) – Neelmadhab Hikoka
  32. JEYPORE – Tara Prasad Bahinipati
  33. KORAPUT (SC) – Krushna Chandra Kuldeep
  34. POTTANGI (ST) – Ram Chandra Kadam
  35. MALKANGIRI (ST) – MaIa Madhi
  36. CHITRAKONDA (ST) Smt. Laxmipriya Nayak

Earlier, Biju Janta Dal Chief Naveen Patnaik on Monday released the first list of 9 Lok Sabha Seats while 54 Assembly seats. Incumbent Chief Minister Patnaik in the upcoming State Polls will contest from Hinjili and Bijepur assembly constituencies.

Congress in a run-up the Odisha State Polls has stitched an alliance with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and will take on Naveen Patnaik’s BJD and aggressive Bhartiya Janta Party.

Apart from this, Congress has also released names of 6 Candidates for Odisha Lok Sabha Polls. Party in its fifth list named

  1. Pradeep Kumar Devta from Bargarh ST
  2. George Tirkey from Sundargarh
  3. Bhakhta Charan Das from Kalahandi
  4. Pradeep Manjhi from Nabarangpur ST Seat
  5. Manoj Kumar Acharya from Kandhamal
  6. V Chandrasekhar Naidu from Berhampur

General Elections are slated for April-May this year that would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Election Commission had on Sunday declared schedule for General Elections 2019.

The Counting of votes for the mega battle of ballots will take place on May 23, four days after last round of polling.

The Odisha State Polls will be clubbed with the General Elections 2019. The State will Poll on the first phase of Voting, April 11. The State has a total of 147 State Assembly while having 21 Lok Sabha Seats.

In 2014 General Elections, BJD totally swept the state by bagging 20 seats out of 21 seats while banking on ‘Modi Wave’ the saffron party could only manage to get 1 Lok Sabha Seat in the state.

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