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Odisha BJP President Basant Panda's Nephew Joins BJD

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16 March 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha unit of BJP is euphoric these days as two former BJD leaders Baijayant Panda and Damodar Rout joined the saffron party and some others are claimed to join also from Congress, a queer development was noticed today at Naveen Niwas when State BJP president Basant Panda’s nephew quit BJP and embraced BJD led by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Earlier to joining BJD along with his supporters, Odisha BJP president Basant Panda's nephew Harish Chandra (fondly called Viku) said, “Accepting wholeheartedly the able leadership of Odisha’s hon’ble Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, I’m joining BJD.”

He informed, “When I was the State President of Shiv Sena in the past, I had fielded candidate for Nuapada constituency. Afterwards I had joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But the party in Nuapada constituency isn’t working in team spirit rather under in an autocratic manner. Hence, I relinquished dictatorship and today I preferred to join a party where reigns team spirit.”

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