**Bhubaneswar: ** No sooner did Damodar Rout join BJP day before yesterday (March 14) at the saffron party’s national headquarters and returned Odisha yesterday than his daughter Pritinanda Routray today resigned from BJD.
Pritinanda, the former BJD corporator of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), today all of a sudden resigned from her parent party which used to be her father’s also.
In her resignation letter addressed to BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Pritinanda has cited personal reason for opting to quit BJD. She has also mentioned that she is resigning from BJD not under any sort of pressure.
Notably, sitting Jagatsinghpur MLA Damodar Rout was ousted from BJD last year allegedly for his anti-party activities.
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