After Resigning from BJP, Bhrugu Baxipatra, Prakash Behera, Join BJD

Bhubaneswar: Bhrugu Baxipatra, who resigned from the BJP on Wednesday morning, joined the BJD a few hours after quitting the saffron party. He was the state vice president of the BJP.

Baxipatra joined the regional party at its state headquarters Sankha Bhawan in the presence of BJD’s vice president and chairman of the party’s Manifesto Committee, Chandrasekhar Sahu and other senior leaders.

On Wednesday, former Salepur MLA and ex-BJP leader Prakash Chandra Behera also joined the BJD at the Sankha Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

Behera had resigned from the BJP on March 28. Behera had won in the 2014 Assembly polls from Salepur constituency on Congress ticket. In 2019, he left Congress to contest from the same constituency on a BJP ticket but lost to BJD’s Prashant Behera.

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