Balangir: Former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Ramakanta Seth formally joined the Congress party during party’s ‘Mishran Parva’ programme at Koshala Kala Mandap in Balangir in presence of OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and other senior party leaders today.
Congress veterans Narasingha Mishra, Sarat Patnaik, former MP Bhakta Charan Das, AICC Secretary Shaikh Mastan Vali among others were also present during the programme.
His joining would boost the Odisha Congress ahead of 2019 elections. The party under leadership of Niranjan Patnaik is trying to bring back their leaders, said Narasingha Mishra.
Seth was elected to Odisha Assembly from Loisingha constituency in Bolangir district in 2009 on BJD ticket. However, he was denied ticket in 2014.