Bhubaneswar, Feb 12: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today announced Debashish Samantary and Subashish Khuntia as its official candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Odisha.
Debashish Samantary, who previously served as the MLA for Cuttack-Barabati, is now the party president in Cuttack district. Similarly, Subashish Khuntia is currently serving as the party president of Puri district.
However, the ruling party is yet to announce the third candidate.
These nominations come as three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha are set to become vacant due to the expiration of the terms of Ashwini Vaishnaw, Prashant Nanda, and Amar Patnaik.