Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (LocalWire): The Biju Janata Dal and Congress parties today declared their candidates for the forthcoming by-elections to Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly seats, scheduled for November 3.
While Bijay Sankar Das, son of former BJD MLA Bishnu Das, will contest from Tirtol, Swarup Kumar Das will contest for the Balasore Sadar seat.
“I would like to thank CM Naveen Patnaik for imposing faith in me. It is the party’s decision as to who will contest the election, and there is no intra-party feud in Balasore,” said Swarup Das after his selection.
BJD candidate for Tirtol, Bijay Sankar Das, said, “We will work together to sail through this challenge.”
The Congress party has nominated Mamata Kundu for Balasore and Himanshu Bhusan Mallick for Tirtol assembly constituencies.
Yesterday, the Bhartiya Janata Party had declared its candidates for the two by-elections.
While Manas Dutta, son of deceased BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta will contest from Balasore Sadar, Rajkishore Behera has been chosen as the candidate for Tirtol.