Simulia:21/10/18: Veteran Congress leader & former Minister Padmalochan Panda have formally joined BJP in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, President, BJP Odisha Sri Basanta Panda, National Executive Member Sri Pratap Sarangi, Vice Presidents Sri Samir Mohanti, Sri Manmohan Samal, Sri Bishnu Sethi, MLA Remuna Sri Gobinda Das, ex-MLA Sri Jaynarayan Mohanti, State Secy Smt Sobhana Mohanti , Spokesperson Sri Pitambar Acharya, Sri Mihir Das and many State and District Leaders . This meeting was presided by the District President Sri Madan Mohan Dutta in Pathrajpur Field Simulia. Thousands and thousands of District Congress Workers joined enmass in BJP formally today.‘Mishrana Parva’ held in Khaira Pataraj pur Melan padia . It should be noted that on October 7, Padmalochan had resigned from the primary membership of the Congress saying ‘there is no future of the grand old party in Odisha’.To day another congress leader Subhankar Mohapatra also joined in BJP,It is worthy to note that Subhankar Mohapatra was contesting as MP from Balasore in congress ticket in 2009. Subhankar Mohapatra father Late Shyam Sundar Mohapatra was AICC General secretary during Indira Gandhi time.