Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and former MLA of Kotpad in Koraput district, Chandrasekhar Majhi, who resigned from the party yesterday, joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD) along with his followers today.
Majhi had won Kotpad seat on Congress ticket in the 2014 Assembly elections. The assembly constituency was considered a Congress bastion in the past. However, Majhi was defeated by BJD’s Padmini Dian in the 2019 elections.
The former MLA had resigned from the Congress yesterday citing personal reasons. With Majhi joining the BJD today, the party is now gearing up for the upcoming panchayat elections.