Bhawanipatna: Sitting MLA of Morada constituency Praveen Chandra Bhanjdeo officially joined the BJP today.
Bhanjdeo pledged his with the saffron party at the Vijay Sankalp Samabesh here, in the presence of Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP vice president Baijayant Panda and BJP Odisha president Basanta Panda, among others.
Ending his relation with the conch party yesterday, Bhanjdeo had resigned from the post of Mayurbhanj BJD District president and also given up the primary membership of the party.
According to sources, BJD is planning to allocate the Morada party ticket to former BJP state vice president Rajkishore Das who recently joined the ruling party of Odisha, ahead of polls. Therefore, with the possibility of being denied a ticket, Bhanjdeo quit BJD to join BJP.