BJP List: Sambit Patra from Puri, Suresh Pujari from Bargarh


NF Bureau: Late in the night, the Bharatiya Janata Party released its 3rd list of 36 Lok Sabha candidates along with 22 MLA candidates for Odisha. In the second list for Odisha, 5 Lok Sabha candidates got the nod. They include:

Dr. Sambit Patra – Puri
Suresh Pujari – Bargarh
Nitesh Ganaga Deb – Sambalpur
Basant Panda – Kalahandi
Jayaram Pangi – Koraput

Subash Chouhan, who narrowly lost from Bargarh Parliamentary seat in 2014 and nurtured the constituency in the last 5 years despite the loss, failed to get a ticket this time. Senior Suresh Pujari has been shifted to Bargarh from Sambalpur. BJP’s State Unit President Basant Panda got the nod to contest from Kalahandi, while Dr. Sambit Patra has been confirmed for Puri.

The BJP has so far announced 15 Lok Sabha candidates for Odisha

The BJP has also announced 22 MLA candidates. Jailed BJP leader Irasish Acharya has been fielded from Bhatli. Shishir Gamang will contest from Gunupur. Other prominent candidates include Debraj Mohanty (Aska), Pinky Pradhan (Digapahandi), Kanhu Pati (Berhampur), Prashant Mallick (Mohana), Nilamani Bisoi (Surada), Goutam Samantray (Jeypore),

Former Nabarangpur MP Parshuram Majhi, who was replaced by sitting MP Balabhadra Majhi (who had quit BJD after being denied a ticket), will contest from Jharigam assembly seat.

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