Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra was inducted into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today at a ‘Mishran Parva’ organised at party State headquarters here today.
Mishra, a retired IPS officer and former DG of CRPF embraced the saffron camp in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, veteran leader Biswa Bhushan Harichandan, Damodar Rout, Sameer Dey and other top leaders at party office.
After joining the party, Mishra lambasted the State government-led by BJD. “It is well envisaged that there is no future of Odisha under BJD rule. The ruling system in Odisha has come down to such a level that people want a change now. This is high time to bring a change in State for a better Odisha. We all should work together to achieve our mission”, Mishra said while addressing the ‘Mishran Parva’.
“I have never thought of politics. But, the style of working of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspired me a lot, which forced me to join this party. I look forward to work together to change a corrupt government in Odisha and bring Modi again in Centre” he added.
Praising Modi’s style of working, the former CRPF DG said that he is the only leader who always thinks about the security of the country.
“I have served the country in different positions as an officer. During my tenure as CRPF DG, I felt that Modi is only one leader who directly monitors security system of the country. He always inspires and encourages the forces. I have been inspired by him a lot”, Mishra maintained.
The speculation is rife that BJP will field Mishra as its candidate from Cuttack for Lok Sabha seat to give a tough fight against BJD.
Mishra served as the Odiha police chief from July 6, 2012 to 2014. Mishra was abruptly removed from his position in July 2014 and later a vigilance case was slapped against him.
Later, Orissa High Court had quashed the case against him and reprimanded Odisha government.
Later, he was posted as the Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Union Home Ministry. The Centre had also appointed him as the DG of CRPF on December 22, 2014.