Day after quitting Congress, Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP; expresses faith in Modi's leadership

New Delhi: Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera Sunday joined the BJP after being with the Congress for 20 years, with Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan saying his presence will help the party bring about changes in Odisha under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

Day after quitting Congress, Odisha MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP; expresses faith in Modis leadership

Prakash Chandra Behera (second from right) joined the BJP on 17 March. ANI

Behera, who represents Cuttack's Salepur constituency, quit the Congress on Saturday.

Joining the BJP during a party press conference here, he said, "I have faith in Narendra Modi's leadership and the youngsters in my constituency are really impressed with the government's decision of carrying out surgical strikes." He said he quit the Congress because he was ignored by the party's state leadership.

Pradhan welcomed him into the BJP fold and said his presence will help the party bring about changes in Odisha under the Modi leadership.

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Updated Date: Mar 17, 2019 17:49:14 IST

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