Odisha Assembly polls: Former Laxmipur MLA Kailash Kulesika joins BJP

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 12, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, Apr 12: Ahead of the Odisha Assembly polls, former Laxmipur MLA Kailash Kulesika today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He was inducted into the saffron party fold in the presence of BJP state president Manmohan Samal and actor-turned-politician Arindam Roy.

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According to sources, he was upset with BJD’s decision to re-nominate sitting MLA Prabhu Jani from the Laxmipur seat as he was aspiring to contest the upcoming polls from the assembly segment on a conch party ticket.

He alleged that the regional party had assured him to give Special Development Council (SDC) and Rs 1 crore after the elections, but failed to keep its word.

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Notably, Kailash had secured the Laxmipur Assembly seat in the 2014 elections on a Congress ticket. However, he lost to BJD’s Prabhu Jani in 2019 polls.

Later in 2021, he had resigned from Congress and joined the BJD.

Also Read: Lok Sabha polls 2024: BJP, BJD gear up for high-voltage clash in Odisha's Berhampur

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