Senior BJP leader Dilip Ray is likely to join Biju Janata Dal, ahead of 2019 assembly elections!!
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the return of ex-members will be taken ‘on a case to case basis’ & this response has fueled rumors about return of some heavy weights to the party. It’s not only RourkelaMLA Dilip Ray but also political heavy-weights like Bijoy Mohapatra, Prafulla Ghadei, Panchanan Kanungo may return to BJD.
It should be noted that all these senior leaders like Bijoy Mohapatra, Dilip Ray who are now in BJP are the founder member Biju Janata Dal. They left BJD because of fallout with party supremo Naveen Patnaik. There has been much speculation on these leaders likely move, and it also has been widely anticipated that leaders like Dilip Ray may join the BJD after getting sidelined by Bharatiya Janata Party.
But now the question is how the district BJD will react if the rumors will become true!Earlier in the 15th January 2017, in a report of The New Indian Express has published that ‘Rourkela Development Authority Chairman and former BJD minister Sarada Prasad Nayak slammed Ray and Modi for failing to keep their promises.’
Now the question is how ruling party BJD is willing to/considering to take Rourkela MLA who’s labelled as an UNDERACHIEVER by the senior BJD leaders? Accused of serious charges like criminal conspiracy read (120-B) read with criminal breach of trust by a public servant (Section 409 of IPC) and criminal misconduct under Section 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 1999 coal-scam,Dilip Ray will be put to trial very soon as per the court order.
But one thing for sure,if Ray will move to BJD then BJP has to change its battle plan for upcoming election!
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