BJP names candidates for 4 Odisha Assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday declared candidates for four more Assembly seats in Odisha.

Former Minister Raghunath Mohanty, who had joined BJP two days ago after quitting Biju Janata Dal (BJD), got ticket to contest from Basta Assembly constituency in Balasore district.

The party has fielded Murali Sharma to contest from Champua, Chhabi Mallick from Niali and Manas Mohanty from Bhograi.

Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will be held simultaneously in Odisha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats.