New Delhi:14/1:(odiannews): Wracked by dissidence and despondency, Congress in Odisha suffered a severe blow after one of its working presidents and MLA from western Odisha, Naba Kishore Das announced that he was joining the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).Attending a meeting in Samasingha gram panchayat of Kolabira block last evening, Das said he will contest the 2019 elections from the BJD.
“People of Jharsuguda have urged me to fight from BJD in the upcoming general elections and I will do what my people want. As I always do what my supporters and well-wishers want. I will definitely consider joining BJD very soon,” he said.
Das said he would join BJD when chief minister Naveen Patnaik visits Jharsuguda district on January 24 to address a meeting and inaugurate a cancer hospital, drinking water supply project, modern diagnostic centre and pathology centre and a railway over-bridge.