Cassian Baliarsingh

The Indian National Congress (INC) on Sunday changed candidates in five assembly seats and announced a new candidate in another assembly seat in Odisha. As per the latest announcement, Congress fielded Debasis Nayak for the Bari Assembly seat. Nayak had joined the party after quitting the BJD recently.

The former minister and four-time MLA Debasis Nayak had earlier joined BJP after quitting the ruling BJD.

In Jaleswar, the Congress has now given a ticket to Sudarshan Das in place of Debi Prasanna Chand. On the other hand, Himanshu Chaulia was roped in place of Bijayananda Chaulia from  Athamalik.

Uma Ballav Rath has now been roped in from Puri in place of  Sujit Mohapatra. Similarly, Sudarshan Sahoo has been named as the party candidate from the Athagarh assembly seat in place of Maheboob Ahemad Khan.

The party has announced Akshaya Acharya as the candidate for Nilagiri Assembly seat.