Odisha, state working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
It is a major setback to the Congress party ahead of elections.
He has, however, not resigned from the membership of the Odisha assembly, election to which is slated to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls this year.
Das, a two-time legislator, has sent his resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to visit the state...
HARSH RANJAN | January 16 , 2019