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Two Cong rebels suspended

Orissa Congress suspended party leaders Swagatika Patnaik and Debi Prasad Chand for contesting against official party candidates.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2004 01:25 PM IST

The Congress today suspended party leaders Swagatika Patnaik and Debi Prasad Chand for contesting against official party candidates.

Patnaik, a former state students' union president, had filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate from the Begunia assembly constituency from where the PCC president and former chief minister J.B.Patnaik was seeking election, party sources said.

Chand had filed his papers from the Basta assembly seat as a rebel candidate.

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