Bhubaneswar: BJD announces candidates for nine assembly segments. Bhartruhari Mahtab to fight from Cuttack Lok Sabha seat . Prashant Jagdev from Chilika Assembly seat; Arvind Dhali from Jaydev, Rajendra Sahu from Begunia, Sunanda Das from Bari, Jyotindranatha Mitra from Khurda, Rajkishore Das from Morada, Basanti Marandi from Rairangpur, Nityananda Sahoo from Basta and Romancha Ranjan Biswal from Deogarh.
7 new faces for the 9 assembly constituencies. Among the ones are two who had deserted BJP last week for BJD. No ticket for Odisha Finance minister Shashi Bhushan Behera as BJD fields Arabinda Dhali from Jaydev Assembly seat; former minister Debashis Nayak, Rairangpur MLA Saiba Sushil Hansda denied ticket.