Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das quits Congress to join BJD


Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for the Congress ahead of elections, Odisha Congress working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party.

Das is likely to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on January 24, a day before the scheduled visit of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi.

 “The people and voters of my area want that I should contest the next election 2019 from BJD as they want our area should develop and I should join hands with Sj. Naveen Patnaik, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha,” Das said in a letter to Gandhi.