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BJD announces candidates for four vacant Rajya Sabha seats

Bhubaneswar:7/2/20: Putting an end to all speculation, the Biju Janata Dal on Saturday announced the names of its candidates for three vacant Rajya Sabha seats, elections to which are scheduled to be held on March 26.

The candidates whose names were announced by Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik are Subash Singh, Munna Khan, Mamata Mahanta, and Sujeet Kumar.

Going by its membership strength in the State Assembly, the BJD is set to win in all the four seats. The fourth seat will be crucial as both the BJD and the BJP will require the support of six more MLAs.

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