Odisha polls: Ex-MLA Bharat Paik resigns from BJP after filing nomination

Mohana: Former MLA of Mohana constituency Bharat Paik has resigned from BJP today expressing resentment over party ticket allotment.

“In spite of being a sincere and obedient worker in the party for years, I have been overlooked. I had already filed my nomination to contest for the Mohana assembly constituency and informed you of the same, but there was no response from your end. Instead, you gave the party ticket to a newcomer, ” wrote Paik in his resignation letter to BJP Odisha president Basant Panda while resigning from primary membership.

Paik was Gajapati district president and state vice president and contested for Berhampur Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and Mohana assembly seat in 2014.

Notably, Mohana ticket of the lotus party has been allotted to Prashant Mallick.

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