245 Assembly, 30 LS candidates file papers in Odisha for first-phase polls

Bhubaneswar: A total of 245 candidates have filed nominations to contest elections from 28 Assembly constituencies and 30 candidates to fight polls from four Parliamentary constitutes in the State in the first-phase polls scheduled to be held on April 11, according to an official release on Monday.

Of the above candidates, as many as 207 filed for Assembly seats and 22 for Lok Sabha seat on Monday, the last day of filing of nominations for the first-phase polls.

For the second-phase polls to be held for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats on April 18, as many as

96 candidates have filed papers for Assembly seats and 21 for LS seats.

Bhakta Charan Das, Puspendra Singh Deo, Basant Panda for Kalahandi Parliamentary constituency, Chandra Sekhar Sahu, Bhrugu Baxipatra and CS Naidu for Berhampur, Pradeep Majhi, Ramesh Majhi, and Balabhadra Majhi for Nabarangpur and Saptagiri Ulaka, Kaushalya Hikaka, Jayaram Pangi for Koraput seat will face voting in the first phase.