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Naveen Patnaik’s BJD announces 2 more Candidates for Lok Sabha, 7 for Odisha State Polls

Intensifying its hunt for Lok Sabha Polls and State Polls in Odisha that slated to be clubbed, Biju Janta Dal Chief Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday declared another list of 9 Candidates, 7 for Odisha State Polls and two candidates for Lok Sabha Polls 2019.

The Odisha ruling party in its first list named Incumbent Chief Minister Patnaik two from Hinjili and Bijepur assembly constituencies.

BJD Chief Naveen Patnaik who has in a run-up to the general elections has already made it clear not to ally with anyone announced names on another 7 assembly constituencies in addition to 115 names already announced. The 7 names include:

For Odisha State Polls

  1. Ananta Narayan Jena from Bhubneshwar Central
  2. Susanta Kumar Rout
  3. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik from Khandapada
  4. Mukesh Pal from Pallahara
  5. Ramesh Chandra Sai from Athamallik
  6. Pranab Prakash Das from Jajpur
  7. Ashok Bal from Korei

The party in the list also named two candidates for Lok Sabha Polls 2019. The party named Mahesh Sahoo from Dhenkanal and Chandrani Murmu from Kenujhar Parliamentary Seat.

‘Committed to serve the people of #Odisha, @bjd_odisha announced candidates for seven Assembly & two Lok Sabha seats for #OdishaElections2019. Wish them all the very best & urge all to work unitedly to ensure emphatic victory in #Elections2019′ tweeted Odisha CM and BJD Boss Naveen Patnaik.

BJD in a run-up to the polls will take on aggressive Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress who has inked an alliance with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.

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 March 10 declared schedule for General Elections 2019.

READ: Check Out the Full List of BJP Candidates for the Lok Sabha Polls 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 in four rounds of Polling starting from April 11. The State has a total of 147 State Assembly while having 21 Lok Sabha Seats.

Currently, BJD has 117 lawmakers in the state assembly.

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