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Odisha: Ex-Congress MLA Jogesh Singh joins BJD

BHUBANESWAR: Former Congress legislator from Sundargarh, Jogesh Singh formally joined BJD on Wednesday along with his supporters right here at social gathering headquarters in presence of BJD president and leader minister Naveen Patnaik.
Welcoming him to the social gathering fold, the BJD president stated Singh’s joining will enhance the BJD organization in tribal-dominated Sundargarh district.

The two-time legislator had resigned from the Congress on January 18, a day after the grand old social gathering suspended him for anti-party actions. His joining got here hours ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally at Rourkela in Sundargarh district.

Senior leaders from Sundargarh district have been present all through the joining programme. BJD chief Kusum Tete, who unsuccessfully contested the 2014 meeting election towards Singh, was also noticed on the dais.

“The leader minister has given particular consideration for construction of Sundargarh district. I've joined the social gathering to expedite the development procedure. I will work with all willpower and dedication,” stated Singh.

Asked whether he would contest the 2019 meeting elections from Sundargarh, he stated it's up to the BJD president.

Singh is the second one senior chief after Naba Das, who dumped the Congress to enroll in the ruling dispensation forward of the ensuing elections. Das had joined the BJD on January 24, a day ahead of Gandhi’s public assembly in Bhubaneswar.

Interestingly, the state executive appointed Tete as chairperson of the particular construction council, Sundargarh, day ahead of Singh’s induction in BJD. Tete had initially protested Singh’s inclusion in the social gathering.

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