Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswhari Singh, who resigned from the prime membership of the ruling BJD yesterday, is likely to join the Congress at a special programme here on March 23 (Saturday).
Notably, Pratyusha, who won the Kandhamal seat in 2014 on a BJD ticket, has not been chosen for the tribals-dominated seat this time. She has been replaced by KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta, currently a Rajya Sabha member of the BJD.
Though Pratyusha, who is popularly known as “Rani Maa Nayagarh”, wanted a ticket for the Nayagarh Assembly seat, still she smelt a no and subsequently quit the party.
Many senior leaders, including PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and Odisha in Charge Jitendra Singh are likely to be present at the joining ceremony on March 23.