NF Bureau: In another jolt to BJP, Tusharkanti Behera, BJP candidate from Kakatpur Assembly seat has joined the Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday.
Behera along with his supporters joined BJD in the presence of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas today.
He is the 2nd BJP MLA candidate after Bhagirathi Sethi (Anandpur) who has rejected party ticket and joined BJD.
As BJD has already fielded sitting MLA Surendra Sethi from Kakatpur seat, it’s not immediately known whether Tushar would be fielded from any other constituency or get party post.
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