Odisha Sun Times
Bhubaneswar, Mar 10:
In a surprise move the Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) has withdrawn its candidate for Bhubaneswar North assembly constituency Dr Sarat Mishra.
Dr Mishra’ s name had been announced earlier as the party candidate for the constituency.
In a late night press release on Monday, OJM’s spokesperson Amar Nayak said Dr Mishra was removed from the post of party treasurer three days ago. His candidature has now been withdrawn because there are ‘doubts over his trustworthiness’, Nayak said.
The move comes as a surprise because Dr Mishra, a founder member of the OJM, has been a trusted associate of party chief Pyarimohan Mohapatra ever since the regional outfit came into being.
Earlier the party had expelled a founder member of OJM and well-known youth leader Amiya Pandav for ‘anti-party’ activities.