Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today revoked expulsion of veteran leader Prafulla Chandra Ghadai.
His return to party assumed significance in view of the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Ghadai’ son Preeti Ranjan Ghadai is now a BJD MLA from Sukinda.
Ghadai was expelled from the ruling BJD by Patnaik for anti-party activities in 2014.
Ghadai was expelled from the Biju Janata Dal by its president Naveen for alleged anti-party activities hours after a local newspaper carried excerpts of an interview with the latter in which he spoke reportedly critical against at Patnaik in September 2014. At the time of his expulsion, the Jajpur heavyweight was also one of the vice-presidents of the BJD.