Notification for the primary phase can be issued on March 18 whereas candidates can be in a position to file nominations until March 25. According to BJD sources, the occasion has shortlisted two to three potential candidates for every constituency. The closing list can be introduced after the approval of BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Naveen stated winnability is the standards behind choice of candidates.
“Instead of announcing names for all 28 assembly segments and four parliamentary segments at one go, names of some candidates will be cleared soon,” stated a BJD functionary. Names of candidates for constituencies the place the occasion is going through problem in choosing the right nominee can be introduced shut to the final date of nomination submitting to keep away from defection by any chief.
Top occasion sources stated the occasion might discipline recent faces in all of the 4 Lok Sabha constituencies. BJD at the moment has 20 MLAs within the 28 meeting seats going to polls within the first phase. At least 40% of the prevailing legislators will not be nominated by the occasion.
Pradip Kumar Dishari, who fought 2014 meeting elections from Lanjigarh meeting section (reserved for ST candidate) on a Congress ticket and secured round 42,000 votes, joined the BJD at Naveen Niwas right here. Pradip is probably going to be the BJD candidate from Lanjigarh changing incumbent Balabhadra Majhi.
“I have faith in my leader. Ticket distribution is the prerogative of our party president,” stated Balabhadra responding to Pradip’s induction into the BJD. The BJD president additionally clarified that his occasion is not going to kind a coalition.