Pradeep Pattanayak

Bhalu Bahinipati is a royal tiger, not a dog and he wouldn’t go to any party, said Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati in the backdrop of speculations doing rounds that nine Congress MLAs will join the BJD. 

“I am a royal tiger and come what may; I would never become a dog. Even if a tiger is starving to death, it won’t eat grass. There is no one who can dare say that I will go to any other party,” said the Jeypore MLA. 

“But, it is a fact that our members are planning to go to other parties. Infighting is to be blamed. I admit that there is infighting in our party. If all sit together and bury the hatchet, there would be no infighting,” added the flamboyant leader. 

He said he has nothing to say if either Sarat Patnaik or Bijay Patnaik becomes the CM.