BHUBANESWAR: The Congress finally released the names of its candidates for 16 of the 21 Parliamentary constituencies and 142 of the 147 Assembly seats on Saturday.
The most prominent leaders whose names were missing in the list include former Chief Minister J.B. Patnaik, his wife Jayanti Patnaik and former Pradesh Congress Committee president Sarat Patnaik. Mr. Patnaik, however, said that he will not contest the coming elections, but campaign for the party nominees across the State.
The party’s nominees whose names were announced for different Assembly seats are Satya Bhushan Sahu for Padampur, Subal Sahu for Bijepur, Sadhu Nepak for Bargarh, Nihar Ranjan Mahanand for Attabira, Prakash Debata for Bhatli, Anup Kumar Sai for Brajrajnagar, Govind Agarwal for Jharsuguda, Prafulla Majhi for Talsara, Jogesh Pratap Singh for Sundargarh, Serophina Toppo for Biramitrapur, Prafull Kumar Sunani for Raghubathpalli, Prasanta Behera for Rourkela, Gregory Minz for Rajgangpur, Ranjit Kishan for Bonai, Duryodhan Gordia for Rengali, Sureswar Mishra for Sambalpur, Naba Kishore Dash for Rairakhol, Nitiesh Gangagdev for Deogarh, Brundaban Nayak for Telkoi, Niranjan Patnaik for Ghasipura, Jayadev Jena for Anandpur, Sanatan Naik for Patna, Bidyadhar Dehuri for Keonjhar, Sanatan Mahakud for Champua, Mahendra Nayak for Jashipur, Sanatan Munda for Saraskana, Shyama Hansda for Rairangpur, Gouri Naik for Bangriposi, Jubamani Tudu for Karanjia, Ananga Senapati for Udala, Ganeswar Patra for Badasahi, Kanhu Soren for Baripada, Gyanendra Das for Morada, Debi Prasad Chand for Jaleswar, Kartikeshwar Patra for Bhograi, Jayanarayan Mohanty for Basta, Subhankar Mohapatra for Balasore, Tarun Kumar Das for Remuna, Kartik Mohapatra for Nilgiri, Surendra Parmanik for Soro, Padmalochan Panda for Simulia, Badri Narayan Dhal for Bhandaripokhari, Naren Palai for Bhadrak, Madhabananda Mallik for Basudevpur, Netrananda Mallik for Dhamnanagar, Amiya Mohapatra for Chandabali, Babita Mallik for Binjharpur, Sitakanta Mohapatra for Barchana, Janmejay Lenka for Dharmashala, Debabrata Kantha for Jajpur, Hemalata Khuntia for Korei, Sarat Rout for Sukinda, Sudhir Kumar Samal for Dhenkanal, Rebati Behera for Hindol, Samarendra Nanda for Parjang, Narasingha Sahu for Pallahara, Khirod Chandra Sahu for Talcher, Sangram Keshari Mishra for Angul, Agasti Behera for Chhendipada, Amar Pradhan for Athamalik, Binod Patra for Birmaharajpur, Jitendra Patnaik for Sonepur, Pandab Kumar for Loisingha, Bibekananda Meher for Patnagarh, Laxman Meher for Bolangir, Surendra Singh Bhoi for Titilagarh, Santosh Singh Saluja for Kantabanjhi, Bhairab Sahu for Naupada, Bhismapan Meher for Khariar, Parama Pujari for Umarkote, Jalandhar Majhi for Jharigaon, Sadan Nayak for Nabarangpur, Bhujabal Majhi for Dabugaon, Shibaji Majhi for Lanjigarh, Gobardhan Das for Junagarh, Rash Behari Behera for Dharamgarh, Dushmanta Naik for Bhawanipatna, Bhupindar Singh for Narla, Sadananda Mallik for Baliguda, Ajayanti Pradhan for G. Udaygiri, Jalandhar Kanhar for Phulbani, Kanhai Charan Dang for Kantamal, Narendra Panigrahi for Boudh, Surendra Kumar Nanda for Baramba, Debashish Patnaik for Banki, Subash Mohanty for Athagarh, Suresh Mohapatra for Barabati-Cuttack, Sabitri Chaudhury for Chaudwar-Cuttack, Prakash Sethi for Niali, Ashima Mahananda for Cuttack Sadar, Prakash Chandra Behera for Salipur, Matlub Ali for Mahanga, Narayan Swain for Patkura, Ganeshwar Behera for Kendrapara, Debendra Sharma for Aul, Nalinikanta Mohanty for Rajanagar, Balaram Parida for Mahakalpada, Ramesh Samantaray for Paradeep, Rajkishore Behera for Tirtol, Umesh Chandra Swain for Balikuda-Erasama, Chiranjib Biswal for Jagatsinghpur, Biswabhushan Dash for Kakatpur, Satyabrata Patra for Nimapara, Uttam Acharya for Puri, Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra for Brahmagiri, Prasad Harichandan for Satyabadi, Nalini Behera for Jayadev, Alok Jena for Bhubaneswar Central, Kishore Kumar Jena for Bhubaneswar North, Pratap Jena for Ekamra-Bhubaneswar, Suresh Routray fpr Jatni, Pradeep Sahu for Begunia, Sk. Abdul Bari for Khurda, Manas Ranjan Mangaraj for Chilika, Ramakanta Mishra for Ranpur, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik for Khandapada, Lecturer Bullion for Daspalla, Sandhya Mohapatra for Nayagarh, Debi Prasad Bisoyi for Bhanjananagar, Ramakrushna Patnaik for Polasara, Kishore Palai for Kabisuryanagar, Kashinath Behera for Khallikote, Somanath Behera for Chhatrapur, Alekh Choudhary for Aska, Syed Mubarak for Surada, Ramesh Jena for Sanakhemundi, Raghab Parida for Hinjili, Trinath Behera for Gopalpur, Bikram Panda for Berhampur, Rabi Raju for Digapahandi, Rabidra Dyan Samantaray for Chikiti, Chakradhar Paika for Mohana, Trinath Sahu for Paralakhemundi, Dambarudhar Ulaka for Bissam Cuttack, Ramachandra Ulaka for Rayagada, Kailash Kurtika for Lakshmipur, Basudev Majhi for Kotpad, K. Nagaraj Dora for Jeypore, Krushna Sagaria fpr Koraput, Ramachandra Kadam for Patangi, Nabin Madkami for Malkangiri, and Mamata Madhi for Chitrakonda.