Bhubaneswar: For the upcoming bye-elections for two Assembly constituencies of Balasore and Tirtol, total 17 candidates have filed nominations. Chief Electoral Officer Sushil Kumar Lohani today said, eight candidates have filed nominations to contest from Tirtol while nine nominations have been filed for Balasore seat.
Addressing a press briefing here today, Lohani said, “From Tirtol eight candidates have filed their nominations. Five are independent candidates while three are from BJD, BJP and Indian National Congress.”
Nine candidates have filed their papers from Balasore. Among them, four are from BJD, BJP, Congress and CPI and as many independent candidates have filed their nominations. Rashtriya Parivartan Dal has fielded one candidate from Balasore assembly seat, the CEO added.