Bhubaneswar, Nov, 18: The ruling Biju Janata Dal position is not so good in the Koraput district. Many leaders and cadres are planning to leave the party. The state organization is worried after getting such a report about the party situation. The party organizational Secretary Pranab Prakash Das has taken it seriously and visited the district again. He visited Koraput twice in the last one and a half months.
Ahead of the upcoming election, Pranab Prakash Das alias Bobby is working hard to improve the organisation in the district. On Friday at the local circuit house, he held a meeting with the party functionaries. District BJD president Jhinna Hikaka, Koraput MLA Raghuram Padal, Laxmipur MLA Prabhu Jani, Patangi MLA Pitam Padhi, District woman president Parvati Masti, District council chairperson Sasmita Meleka, former district council chairperson Tulsi Kirshani, former MLA Kailas Chandra Kulesika, woman observer Mira Parida, women leader Lata Ray, senior leader Eswar Panigrah and former minister Ravi Narayan Nanda were present at the meeting and discussed about the upcoming election.
It is pertinent to mention that 4 of the 5 assembly seats in the district are held by the ruling BJD. Only Jaipur Assembly seat and Koraput Lok Sabha seat are in the hands of the Congress. Earlier, this district was known to be a Congress stronghold. It is believed that senior tribal leader and former MP, minister Jairam Pangi may join the Congress. Will make this the Congress organization stronger?