Bargarh: High voltage drama was witnessed in Bargarh district as BJP district president Narayan Sahu on Monday offered to resign from his post ahead of the Bijepur by-poll.
He took the decision soon after former Bijepur MLA and BJD leader Ashok Panigrahi joined BJP at a special function in Barapalli in the presence of two Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram on Sunday.
“I have requested to relieve me from the post of Bargarh District BJP President, but shall not resign from the party and work as the primary member of the party in the days ahead,” said Narayan Sahu.
He demanded party activists who have worked for the BJP since long and are actively involved in the organisation should be considered for candidature in the by-poll.
Notably, Sahu and other Mandal Presidents did not participate in yesterday’s programme at Barapali where Ashok Panigrahi joined the saffron fold.
Panigrahi had quit BJD after the ruling party announced Congress MLA Subal Sahu’s widow, Rita Sahu, as the candidate for upcoming Bijepur by-poll.