Double whammy for BJP as Bijay Mohapatra and Dilip Ray quit saffron camp

Two senior BJP leaders , Bijay Mohapatra and Dilip Ray have resigned from the party today citing inaction on the part of the BJP as regards the interest of Odisha. Reacting the BJP has said that it was foregone conclusion and will have no impact on BJP leadership. Speculations are rife that both may join the BJD but none of the two have made anything clear.

Chatters in the political circle say that at a time when the BJD is facing multi-pronged opposition from BJP, Congress and the self-styled game spoilers like Damodar Rout and Baijayant Panda, Naveen Patnaik may contemplate to inclusion of the two leaders in the BJD as a boost to bolster it’s position in Coastal Odisha and Rourkela.