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Salipur Congress MLA Prakash Behera likely to quit join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA from Salipur Prakash Chandra Behera is likely to quit join BJP in a day or two.

Name Behera of quitting Congress was doing the rounds for quite some time. Speculations were earlier rife that Behera might join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Sources said the MLA changed his decision after BJD leader and Minister Pratap Jena recently in a BJD workers’ samavesh in Salipur cleared the air by stating that Prashant Behera would be party’s candidate from Salipur Assembly constituency.

Earlier, Behera praised BJD’s performance and said the ruling party is in a safe position and was doing well.

In the recent past many senior leaders like Naba Das, Jogesh Singh deserted the Congress.

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