Berhampur, March 27 (LocalWire): Supporters of Congress leader Sridhara Deo have resigned en masse from the party after he was denied a ticket to contest from Digaphandi assembly seat.
“This is not the first time. It has sidelined me in last three elections as well,” Deo said, adding, “I along with my supporters decided to quit from the party.”
Congress has nominated Prafulla Panda from the seat.
While BJD has fielded food supply and consumer welfare minister S.N. Patro from Digaphandi for seventh time, BJP has nominated television actor Pinky Pradhan from the seat.