Bhubanswar: ADR Election Watch report says Congress LS candidate Nabajyoti Patnaik richest among candidates in fray for 4th phase polls with Rs 104 cr assets; Nabajyoti’s father & OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik wealthiest among candidates contesting for Odisha Legislative Assembly with Rs 60 crore.
ADR Election Watch: Balasore and Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidates Rabindra Jena and Baijayant Panda at 2nd and 3rd place with assets worth Rs 72 cr & Rs 57 crore, respectively.
Among the assembly candidates, Chiranjiv Biswal fielded from Jagatsinghpur by Congress is on the second spot with Rs 33 crore.
As per the ADR reports, out of the 334 assembly candidates in the fray, 84 candidates have been enlisted as crorepatis in Odisha.
Among the crorepati candidates, 27 candidates are from BJD, 23 candidates of Congress and 20 candidates belong to BJP.
As many as 398 candidates including 52 for Lok Sabha and 346 for Assembly constituencies will contest the fourth and final phase of the election scheduled to be held, April 29. Elections in six Lok Sabha seats of Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, Kendrapara, and Jagatsinghpur will be held on the day. Besides, 42 Assembly segments under these constituencies will also go to polls the same day.