17 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of resigning from the primary membership of Congress, sitting Salepur MLA Prakash Behera joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today in New Delhi.
He joined the saffron party at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. He was welcomed by BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other BJP leaders Sambit Patra, Basant Panda and KV Singh Deo.
Behera had resigned from Congress on Saturday. In his resignation letter to AICC chief Rahul Gandhi, he had written that he was humiliated time and again after being removed as DCC President of Cuttack district. "My grievance was not considered duly by the PCC. I have worked in Congress for last 20 years but the party has neglected me of late."