Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Lalitendu Mohapatra, the brother of late Congress leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra, today said that he and Lalatendu’s daughter would join the BJP on October 14 in the presence of senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Lalitendu and daughter Upasana along with their supporters would join the saffron party in a special function at Bhubaneswar.
Lalitendu told News7 that he would describe the reasons for quitting Congress on October 14. Several leaders of Lulu Sena, a youth brigade owing allegiance to Lalatendu and a large number of Congress leaders and workers of Brahmagiri constituency would also join BJP.
“We (Me, my niece Upasana and supporters) will join the BJP on October 14 in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. I will tell the reasons forcing us to take such a step on the joining day,” said Lalitendu.
Joining of Mohapatra’s family members in the saffron party would no doubt be a big blow to the Congress in the State which is facing Congress facing existential crisis in the country and also in the State. The party is of power in the State since 1999.

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