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Former Congress MLA joins BJD

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Former MLA Dushmant Naik of district today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of here today.

Accompanied by his supporters, Naik reached BJD state headquarters and joined the party formally.

"I joined the BJD for the development of my area. I am also influenced by the clean image of Naveen Patnaik. All my supporters have suggested me to join the BJD for the development of my constituency," Naik told reporters.

Naik's joining will strengthen the BJD in district, Patnaik said.

Naik, who was elected to the assembly on a ticket from Bhawanipatna constituency, had on July 11 sent his resignation letter to

Earlier, Naik had alleged that he was neglected and humiliated by some senior leaders in the party and was unhappy over affairs in the

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 14:50 IST