09 April 2019
Bhubaneswar: After Sitakant Mohapatra and Satyabrata Patra refused to contest polls from Barachana and Nimapara Assembly seats respectively, Congress changed its candidates and fielded two new leaders today.
While Dilip Nayak will be contesting from Nimapara, Ajay Samal has been fielded from Barachana.
It is notable to mention here that nineteen leaders of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) were expelled from the party for alleged anti-party activities on Monday. Congress has also entered into a seat sharing alliance with CPI (M) and CPI in Odisha.