Cong releases 2nd list of candidates; Samarendra, son of Narasingha Mishra, to contest from Balangir LS seat

Cong releases 2nd list of candidates; Samarendra, son of Narasingha Mishra, to contest from Balangir LS seat

Bhubaneswar: The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) released its second list of candidates for two Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly constituencies of Odisha. The party released the list through an official notification late on Friday.
Samarendra Mishra, son of Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Narasingha Mishra, will contest from Balangir Lok Sabha seat while Saptagiri Ulka is in the fray from Koraput LS seat. However, the party is yet to announce its candidate for the Aska Lok Sabha seat, which will go to polls in the second phase.
So far, names of eight candidates out of nine Lok Sabha seats, which will go to polls in the first and second phase on April 11 and April 18 respectively, have been announced by Congress.
Similarly, names of candidates for 54 Assembly segments in the State was also announced. Bismaya Mahapatra, who was given a ticket from Digapahandi Assembly constituency in the first list, has been replaced by Prafulla Panda in the second list.
Besides, Ripunath Seth will contest elections against BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik from Bijepur while Saroj Mahapatra is in the fray from Bhatli. The sitting Congress MLA Prafulla Majhi, who has won thrice from Talsara Assembly segment and is considered a traditional stronghold of the party, has once again been fielded from the constituency.
Muktikanta Biswal, who had earlier drawn attention by walking 1,350 km to Delhi to remind PM Modi of his promises for better facilities at Ispat General Hospital, has got a Congress ticket to fight elections from Rourkela.

The 2 Lok Sabha candidates are:

Samarendra Mishra (Balangir)
Saptagiri Ulka (Koraput)

For the Assembly polls, the 54 candidates are:

Ripunath Seth- Bijepur
Saroj Mohapatra- Bhatli
Mahendra Nayak- Jharsuguda
Dr. Prafulla Majhi- Talsara
Amita Biswal- Sundargarh
Prasant Sethy- Raghunathpali
Muktikant Biswal- Rourkela
Shovaram Pradhan- Kuchinda
Bala Krishna Rohidass- Rengali
Ashwini Kumar Guru- Sambalpur
Assaf Ali Khan- Rairakhol
Uma Shankar Sahoo- Deogarh
Jaydev Jena- Anandpur
Bidyadhar Dehury- Keonjhar
Jadumani Barik- Champua
Sudam Charan Naik- Karanjia
Sudarshan Das- Jaleswar
Manojmanjari Debi- Nilagiri
Bandita Parida- Korei
Nabin Nanda- Dhenkanal
Subrat Garnik- Pallahara
Suresh Chandra Behera- Talcher
Biplab Jena- Angul
Sasmita Behera- Chhendipada
Bijayanand Choliya- Athamallik
Chitaranjan Mishra- Sonepur
Naba Kishire Nayak- Loisingha
Surendra Singh Bhoi- Titlagarh
Santosh Singh Saluja- Kantabanji
Jasoda Rani Godd- Umerkote
Anil Singh Deo- Junagarh
Sagar Charan Das- Bhawanipatna
Chitaranjan Mandal- Narla
Debasis Patnaik- Banki
Uma Ballav Rath- Athagarh
Mohammed Muquim- Barabati-Cuttack
Ratnakar Behera- Cuttack Sadar
Ganeswar Behera- Kendrapara
Devendra Sharma- Aul
Anshuman Mohanty- Rajanagar
Chiranjib Biswal- Jagatsinghpur
Bis Bhushan Das- Kakatpur
Umakant Baral- Brahmagiri
Prasad Harichandan- Satyabadi
Rasmirekha Mohapatra- Ekamra Bhubaneswar
Suresh Kumar Routray- Jatni
Subhashree Panda- Ranpur
Bhokali Setty- Khallikote
Sangram Mohanty- Surada
Prafulla Panda (replacing Bismaya Mohapatra)- Digapahandi
K Surya Rao- Paralakhemundi
Appalswamy Kadarka- Rayagada
Kailash Kulesika- Laxmipur
Chandrasekhar Majhi- Kotpad.

Simultaneous polls 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 of nominations is March 25 while verification of the nomination papers will be held on March 26. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 28.

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