Ex MLA, other JMM leaders join BJD

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 18:

Senior JMM leaders, including former MLA Nihar Soren, Krushnananda Mohanty, Shiv Marandi and Prashant Pattnayak, joined the BJD at Naveen Niwas here in the presence of chief minister Naveen Patnaik today.

Soren was elected to the state assembly from Biramitrapur constituency in Sundergarh district on a JMM ticket in 2004 but was however, defeated by George Tirkey (independent) from the same constituency in 2009.

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