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Day after Odisha MLA quits Congress, joins BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

MLA from constituency in Odisha, Prakash Chandra Behera, on Sunday joined the here in the presence of

Behara, who had resigned from the primary membership of the on Saturday, took BJP's membership here in presence of and former BJD Baijayant Jay besides Pradhan.

had joined the BJP and was appointed of the party.

"I have full faith in Narendra Modi's leadership. Youths in my constituency are impressed with government's step of surgical strikes," Behera said after joining the BJP.

Talking to reporters, Pradhan said Behera's presence will help the BJP bring about change in under Modi's leadership.

"Welcome his decision of joining BJP to fulfill the vision of a New under the leadership of Modiji," he said.

Welcoming him in the party, said: "He will add strength to our party to win this prestigious Kendrapara parliamentary seat for the first time. I look forward to working with him for the development of the area."

Assembly constituency of district is part of Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Panda has won this seat as a candidate.

Behera, who was for the first time elected from Salipur segment of district in 2014, has been a member for the past 20 years.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 15:36 IST