Former Odisha Minister Raghunath Mohanty joins BJP

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NF Bureau:  Senior leader Raghunath Mohanty, who recently resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Misrana Parva (joining ceremony) held at party’s State headquarters in Bhubaneswar today.

Party’s national Vice-President Baijayant Panda, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other BJP leaders were present at the occasion.

Five-time MLA from Basta constituency in Balasore, Mohanty had been a Minister since 2000.

He was upset over ticket allocations as he was an aspirant for Basta Assembly seat in Balasore district.

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