Bhubaneswar, Oct 12: Congress today announced the candidates for the upcoming Balasore, Tirtol by-poll. The party has named Mamata Kundu for Balasore assembly seat, while Er. Himanshu Bhusan Mallick has been fielded as the party candidate for Tirtol assembly constituency.
The Congress president Sonia Gandhi today approved the proposal of candidature of Kundu and Mallick for the ensuing by-elections.
Earlier in the day, The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced candidates for two by-elections to be held in Balasore and Tirtol in Odisha on November 3.