Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 20:
Sitting Congress MLA from Soro, Surendra Pramanik resigned from the Congress and joined the BJD at the BJD headquarters here in presence of party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik this evening.
Pramanik was not re-nominated by the Congress to for the Soro assembly seat this time. Instead the party announced the name of Mrutunjaya Jena to take his place in Soro on March 18.