Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday accepted the resignation of Dr Budhan Murmu, BJP candidate for Saraskana Assembly constituency in Mayurbhanj district.
The development took place a day after a team of BJP leaders staged dharna at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence here urging him to accept the resignation of Murmu.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Odisha Health Department.
“Murmu, who is currently working as medical officer at Primary Health Centre (PHC), Bhaluki under Rangamatia Community Health Centre (CHC) in Mayurbhanj district has submitted his resignation from Government services to contest in the ensuing general elections. After careful consideration, the Government has accepted his resignation with effective from April 4,2019,” the notification read.
Murmu, who worked as a doctor at PHC,
Bhaluki in Mayurbhanj district had applied for voluntary retirement from
service on October 4, 2018.