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Elections 2019: Naveen Keeps Promises, Gives 33% LS Tickets to Women for 1st, 2nd Phase Polls

Elections 2019: Naveen Keeps Promises, Gives 33% LS Tickets to Women  for 1st,2nd Phase Polls

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik, who is known for keeping his promises,  today allocated 33 per cent of party tickets to women candidates for the first two phases of Lok Sabha elections to be held in Odisha next month, a promise he made recently.

Naveen today announced names of nine candidates for the first two phases Lok Sabha polls, of which as many as three women candidates got the tickets to try their luck.

While, Sunita Biswal, daughter of former Odisha Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal, will be contesting from Sundargarh Lok Sabha constituency, Pramila Bisoi, a member of Satsang SHG of Nalabanta, has been given ticket to contest from Aska parliamentary constituency in Ganjam District.  

Similarly, Koushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, has been given the ticket for the Koraput Lok Sabha seat.

Notably, the Odisha CM has set the new benchmark towards women empowerment when he signaled that his party would reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the Lok Sabha polls.

The CM’s announcement had come hours ahead of the announcement of poll dates by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

For the nine Lok Sabha constituencies, which will be going to polls in two phases, the BJD has replaced eight sitting MPs.

The BJD’s LS candidates include Pushpendra Singh Deo (Kalahandi), Ramesh Majhi (Nabarangpur), Chandra Sekhar Sahu (Berhampur), Achyuta Samanta (Kandhamal), Kaillkesh Singh Deo (Balangir) and Prasanna Acharya (Bargarh).

The ruling party also announced 54 candidates for the first two phases of Assembly polls.