Vikash Sharma

Hours after resigning from the primary membership of BJD, Nimapara MLA on Sunday joined BJP at a special function held at Bhubaneswar. Dash was reportedly upset after he was not given ticket by BJD to contest the 2024 elections from his constituency.

Despite urging the party to reconsider the decision, Dash was denied a ticket and it subsequently triggered resentment among his supporters.

In a video statement, Dash informed about his decision to quit BJD and cited that he was forced to resign as the leaders of the party lost faith in him and also the organisation in Gop block.

Prior to his joining BJP, Dash said that, "When the leaders do not trust you, it was not possible for me to stay and work in BJD.  As I have joined the BJP now, I can confidently say that the saffron party will win with a huge margin in Nimapara."

Dash further said that it had been a routine for him to work with people for almost 18 hours in a day and part of several agitations and programmes in the district.

"I have been working dedicatedly and will continue to serve people. Not only Nimapara, some parts of Jagatsinghpur district will also be affected by my decision. The candidates of BJP will certainly win with good margin including Prabhati Parida," said Dash.

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