BJP leader Basudev Pati joins BJD in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Deserting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Basudev Pati today joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the 2019 elections.

He switched over to Odisha’s ruling party BJD during a programme at Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar.

Pati had contested twice on BJP ticket from Balangir Assembly Constituency in 2009 and 2014 elections. While he was defeated from BJD’s Ananga Udaya Singhdeo in 2009 polls, he lost to Congress’ Narasingha Mishra in 2014 elections.

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