Former BJD Leader Bhartruhari Mahtab Joins BJP

After six days of exiting the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), six-time Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 28. Mahtab, who represented the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat in Odisha since 1998, cited lost access to Naveen Patnaik and concerns over the changing dynamics within the BJD as reasons for his departure.

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