Bhubaneswar, Nov 14: After a long gap,a major political development in the BJP organization in Cuttack Sadar is being witnessed. Some new faces have come to the fore after the prospect of changing the BJP candidate this time. In particular, two new faces- Pradeep Behera and Prakash Sethi- have now emerged. Pradeep Behera joined the BJP just six months ago. There is a talk in the team that Dilip Mallik who was leading the party earlier may leave the seat to Pradeep as his successor in 2024. Dilip Mallik induced him to the party in the state office. Dilip introduced him to old party workers and the organization.Dilip is also accompanying him in many programs.
It is believed that BJP leader and last-time party candidate Dilip Mallik has withdrawn himself from Sadar's politics for personal reasons. But he is active in state politics,
On the other hand, for the last five to six years in this area, a social organization named 'Utkal Development Council' has created a political field for itself. Under this banner, Prakash Sethi who is working for the party has been also in the race for the party ticket. A few days ago, he went to villages during the 'Mo Mati Mo Desh' program under the Azadi Ka Amrit Festival.
At this juncture, the BJP workers who are unhappy with Dillip and his followers are aligned themselves with Prakash. This is helping Prakash to move forward. Due to this reason, there has been a conflict in the party organization. Its impact is seen both at the grassroots level and in the social media.