Bhubaneswar: The Utkal Bharat and the Samatakanti Dal on Monday were merged and a new party, Odisha Ganatantrika Samukhya, in the State today.
Utkal Bharat president Kharavel Swain and Samatakranti president Braja Kishere Tripathy informed this at a Press meet here.
“The Odisha Ganatantrika Samukhya will fight for development of Odisha. The Samukhya is open to likeminded leaders,” said Swain.
Tripathy said the Samukhya would be a major faction in deciding the next Government in the State. “We will make efforts to drive away the present Government. If we don’t be able to form Government, it is sure that the Samukhya would play major role in forming the next Government in the State,” he said.
Tripathy said he and Swain are in touch with senior leaders like Dr Damodar Rout, Panchanan Kanungo and others seeking their support to the Samukhya as there would be a big change in the State politics in coming days.