Vikash Sharma

Ahead of the crucial 2024 elections, former MLA  and actor Akash Das Nayak on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of BJD.

In a video statement, the actor-turned-politician said, "Today after listening to my inner voice, for self-respect and the respect of Korei residents, I have decided to quit BJD."

He further stated that he would decide on the next course of action after holding talks with the people of Korei and his supporters.

Nayak was BJD MLA from 2014 to 2019. According to Nayak, his life is dedicated to serving the people of Korei in Jajpur district.

"I was denied a ticket by BJD in 2019 without any reason, I continued to work for the party for the last five years. I have worked a lot and campaigned for the party and strengthened organisation," alleged Nayak.

Nayak further that he was forced to quit BJD as the party could not understand him and in the larger interest of the people of his constituency.

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Earlier, Former BJD MLA Priyadarshi Mishra had also resigned from the primary membership of the BJD.