Former Odisha MLA Priyadarshi Mishra Quits BJD Ahead Of Elections

Bhubaneswar: In a setback to the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of elections in Odisha, former MLA and party’s general secretary Priyadarshi Mishra resigned from the party on Saturday.

Priyadarshi, ex-legislator from Bhubaneswar (North), resigned from the primary membership of the BJD citing ‘continuous neglect’ in the regional party.

He happens to be the son-in-law of senior leader and former Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani.

Priyadarshi had started his political career during student days with legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik. He was elected to the Assembly in 2014 elections.

H decided to quit the conch party after serving the regional outfit for over three decades. His move is said to have dealt a blow to the Naveen Patnaik-led party ahead of the ensuing elections.

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