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Former Odisha Minister Ganeswar Behera joins BJD – N.F Times



Bhubaneswar: After BJP leader Lekhasri, former minister Ganeswar Behera joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha today.

The former senior Congress leader was officially inducted into the regional party during a programme at Shankha Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

Ganeswar Behera had resigned from the primary membership of the Congress five days ago.

Several Congress leaders including the former working president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) and ex-MLA Chiranjib Biswal, former minister Surendra Singh Bhoi, sitting MLA Adhiran Panigrahi, ex-MLA K Surya Rao and Ansuman Mohanty have joined the BJD in the recent past.

With the induction of Behera into the BJD, the party is likely to field him from the Kendrapara Assembly segment which is reserved for the scheduled caste candidates.

Behera had contested the 2019 polls from Kendrapara seat on the Congress ticket but lost to BJD’s Shashi Bhusan Behera.






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