Former BJD Leader Prashant Jagdev Joins BJP: A Shift in Odisha’s Political Landscape

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Former BJD Leader Prashant Jagdev Joins BJP

In a significant political move, Prashant Jagdev, Chilika MLA and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader, officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a ceremony at the BJP headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Noteworthy attendees at the event hail from our source and included prominent BJP figures such as Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi, senior party leader Prithiviraj Harichandan, and Odisha’s BJP co-incharge, Lata Usendi.

Turbulence at BJD Leads to New Beginnings at BJP

Jagdev’s shift to the BJP marks a considerable alteration in the political landscape since he was suspended from the BJD in September 2021. This suspension followed accusations of attacking a Dalit BJP leader in the vicinity of Chilika Lake. Our sources have further revealed that Jagdev grappled with certain legal difficulties, which involved arrests related to a purported incident where he was said to have driven his SUV into a gathering of BJP supporters and law enforcement officers.

Prashant Jagdev’s Successful Political Journey

Until recently, Jagdev was a recognized figure in the BJD. He had won the MLA seat for the Begunia constituency in 2014 and the Chilika Assembly Constituency in 2019 representing the BJD. With his transition to the BJP, Jagdev’s political journey takes a new turn. The move is seen as a mix of political richness and experiences he brings to the BJP.

  • Prashant Jagdev, the MLA of Chilika, formally joins the BJP.
  • Suspension from the BJD and subsequent legal issues prompt Jagdev’s shift to the BJP.
  • Jagdev’s move brings his extensive political experience and strong support base to the BJP.

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