Bijoy's return gives poltical boost to BJP in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of the BJP on Thursday got a shot in the arm as senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra who had resigned from the party on November 30, 2018, made a comeback to the party.

The development took place after BJP vice-president Baijayant Jay Panda and state party in-charge Arun Singh met Mr Mohapatra at his Bhubaneswar residence.

Speaking to media after his homecoming to the saffron party, Bijoy said he took the decision to return to BJP after talking to party’s national President Amit Shah and other senior leaders of the party.

“We will work together for the development of the country putting aside all old differences and with elections round the corner, we are committed to bring about a change (parivartan) in Odisha,” Mr Mohapatra told newspersons.

Asked whether he would contest the 2019 polls, the former minister clarified that he would accept the responsibilities that the national committee of the party bestows on him.

Mr Baijayant Panda welcomed back the senior leader to the fold.

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