Senior leader Krushna Chandra Panda embraces BJD


Bhubaneswar: A day after quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader Krushna Chandra Panda today joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the ensuing polls.

Panda embraced the ruling party in the presence of BJD Supremo and CM Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence (Naveen Niwas) here today.

On this occasion, the BJD President welcomed Panda into the party.

Yesterday, Panda, who was designated as the BJP’s State Working Member of Puri district, had resigned from the saffron party citing ignorance and cancellation of his candidature by the party leadership.

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