Odisha: Rajkishore Behera joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after quitting the Indian National Congress, Rajkishore Behera joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the saffron party’s state headquarters here today.

Behera had resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party and tendered his resignation to Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik.

Speculations are rife that Behera may contest the Tirtol bypoll as a BJP candidate. The BJP is yet to make any formal announcement in this regard.

Behera had unsuccessfully contested the 2009 and 2014 assembly elections from Tirtol constituency as a Congress candidate.

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