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Odisha BJP president's nephew joins Biju Janata Dal

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

In a major embarrassment for BJP unit president Basant Panda, his nephew Saturday joined the ruling Biju here in the presence of

Harischandra said he joined BJD after being inspired by the developmental works done by BJD government headed by

The said "Harischandras inclusion in the BJD will strengthen the party."

Harischandra accused his uncle of working for BJP and not for the state's development. "My uncle also maintains an autocratic attitude," he said.

The denied his nephew's allegation and said that he (Harischandra) is a grown up person and he has the right to take his own decision.

"Above all Harischandra is not my son. Even my son is free to take his own decision," Panda said.

A week back former former and senior Hemanada Biswal's daughter had joined the BJD.

Polling for the 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 Assembly constituencies in will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 16:05 IST
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