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Biju Janata Dal declared candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats

Bhubaneswar:27/3/19: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday declared candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats for the upcoming polls.

Those nominated by BJP president Naveen Patnaik are

1-Puri – Pinaki Mishra, 2-Bhubaneswar -Arup Patnaik, 3-Jajpur-Sasmita Sethi, 4-Kendrapara -Anubhav Mohanty,   5-Jagatsinghpur – Rajashri Mallick 6-Sambalpur-Nalinikanta Pradhan, 7-Balasore- Rabindra Jena, , 8-Bhadrak-Manjulata Mandal, , 9-Mayurbhanj-Debasis Marandi

Patnaik dropped sitting MPs from Bhubaneswar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Bhardak, Sambalpur and Jagatsinghpur parliamentary constituencies by fielding new faces from these seats.

BJD had earlier announced names of candidates of nine Lok Sabha constituencies in its first list including Kousalya Hikaka (Koraput), Achyuta Samanta (Kandhamal), Chandra Shekhar Sahu (Berhampur), Puspendra Singh Deo (Kalahandi), Ramesh Chandra Majhi (Nabarangpur), Prasanna Acharya (Bargarh), Sunita Biswal (Sundargarh), Pramila Bisoi (Aska) and Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo (Bolangir).

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