Vikash Sharma

After hopping several parties, former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang and his family members have again returned to the Congress ahead of the crucial 2024 elections.

Giridhar Gamang along with his wife (ex-MLA) Hema Gamang and son Sishir joined the Congress in the presence of the party's Odisha in-charge, Ajoy Kumar in New Delhi on Wednesday.  Apart from the Gamang family, former MP Sanjay Bhoi also joined the Congress today.

Gamang is a prominent tribal leader and was elected to the Lok Sabha nine times. Giridhar Gamang had quit Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son in 2015.

Citing reasons behind his decision to quit BJP, Giridhar Gamag earlier had said, “Insult on road is tolerable in politics but not humiliation. I have never tolerated humiliation and will continue to do the same.”

Subsequently, the father-son duo quit the BJP and joined K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).