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Odisha: Ex-MLA Dushmant Naik joins BJD  

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Bhubaneswar: Former MLA from Bhawanipatna Assembly Constituency Dushmant Naik, who resigned from Congress two days ago, today joined Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.

Accompanied by hundreds of supporters, Naik reached  BJD headquarters here and joined the party formally in the presence of CM Naveen.

The ex-lawmaker had sent his resignation letter to Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik citing ‘personal reasons’ on July 11.

Earlier, the former MLA had alleged that he was neglected and humiliated by some senior leaders in the party and was unhappy over party affairs.

It may be mentioned here that Naik was elected to the State Assembly from Bhawanipatna Constituency on Congress ticket in 2014.

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