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Two days after leaving BJD, MP Balabhadra Majhi joins BJP

BHUBANESWAR: Balabhadra Majhi, MP from Nabarangpur within the outgoing Lok Sabha who resigned from the BJD on Thursday, joined the BJP on Saturday.
He is the third outstanding chief from BJD to have joined BJP after Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and Damodar Rout, giving an enormous spice up to the saffron birthday party within the combat of belief. Congress MLA Prakash Behera resigned from the birthday party and is likely to sign up for the BJP quickly.

Speaking to journalists at BJP headquarters in Delhi after becoming a member of the birthday party, Balabhadra mentioned, “I was left out and left undesirable within the BJD even though I tried my highest to give my 100 consistent with cent effort in my constituency. I joined the BJP as a way to serve my area in more practical approach.”

BJP assets mentioned Majhi might be fielded from Nabarangpur the place the saffron birthday party doesn’t have a powerful contender. The BJD had dumped Balabhadra to give birthday party price tag to Ramesh Majhi, MLA from Jharigam within the outgoing assembly. Nabarangpur LS seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs).

A first-rate engineer with the Indian Railways, Balabhadra had resigned from his job to sign up for politics within the run as much as the 2014 elections. “His popularity in tribal areas shall be an enormous asset for the birthday party,” Union minister Jual Oram mentioned. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned Balabhadra’s becoming a member of will improve the BJP within the state.

The BJD appeared unperturbed with the series of desertions. “These issues stay going down within the run as much as elections. It’s nothing new. But person leaders’ choice to quit the BJD don't have any antagonistic affect on BJD’s poll possibilities,” mentioned finance minister and BJD chief Shashi Bhusan Behera.

In some other birthday party desertion, Salipur MLA Prakash Behera resigned from the Congress for being “humiliated by the birthday party again and again.” Behera would possibly join the BJP and contest from the similar seat.

Before Behera, three different MLAs –Naba Kishore Das, Jogesh Singh and Krishna Chandra Sagaria – have resigned from the birthday party. Naba and Jogesh have joined the BJD whilst Sagaria has joined the Bahujan Samaj Party.

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