Padampur Bypoll: Ex-Congress MP Sanjay Bhoi Joins BJP

Bargarh: Ahead of the Padampur Assembly by-poll, former Congress MP Sanjay Bhoi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.

The former parliamentarian joined the saffron party in presence of Odisha BJP president Sameer Mohanty, Bargarh Lok Sabha member Suresh Pujari, union minister Bishweswar Tudu, Leader of Opposition Jayanarayan Mishra and BJP leader KV Singh Deo during a programme at Padampur Purohit Kalyan Mandap in Bargarh.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhoi said that he did not get the opportunity in Congress to serve people. Therefore, he decided to join the BJP as he was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s working style.

Sanjay Bhoi, the son of 4-time Lok Sabha member late Krupasindhu Bhoi, was elected to the lower house of Parliament on Congress ticket from Bargarh Constituency in 2009 .

However, he lost the 2014 Lok Sabha elections contesting against BJD’s Prabhas Kumar Singh. He slipped to the No.3 position with 2,74,610 votes in the polls.

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