Thu. Apr 25th, 2024
Defectors Bhrugu & Pradeep to cross swords in Berhampur

Berhampur: Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency will witness a struggle amongst the defectors of BJD and BJP.

Whilst BJP gave ticket for the prestigious Berhampur Lok Sabha seat to previous minister Pradeep Panigrahy, who right after being expelled from the BJD, joined the BJP, the BJD countered this move by fielding Bhrugu Baxipatra from the seat. Bhrugu, who was the Condition BJP vice-president, resigned from his get together and joined the BJD on Wednesday. Bhrugu was in BJP for the last 23 years.

Berhampur sitting down MP Chandrasekhar Sahu has been appointed as BJD vice-president and chairman of its manifesto committee. Bhrugu was inducted in the BJD in the presence of Chandrasekhar Sahu and sitting Berhampur MLA Bikram Kumar Panda at ‘Sankha Bhavan’ in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

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