Bhubaneswar: Former Puri Municipality chairperson Jayanta Kumar Sarangi, who resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday, joined the BJP in the presence of party national president Baijyanta Panda here.
Welcoming Mishra to the party fold, Panda said that Mishra’s joining will certainly strengthen the party. Senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was also present.
Mishra quit the BJD protesting the autocratic behaviour of Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty and also over denial of party ticket for Satyabadi Assembly constituency.
Notably, the BJD has nominated Umakant Samantray to contest from Satyabadi seat.