EX-DGP & Two Former MLAs Join BJP

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Bhubaneswar: Former Director General of Odisha police Prakash Mishra besides two other former MLAs on Sunday joined BJP as the saffron party has embarked on a drive to strengthen the party with new recruits ahead of the four phase simultaneous polls in Odisha.

Prakash Mishra, the former IPS officer who did not pull on well with Naveen Patnaik government during his stint as Director General of Police, joined the party in New Delhi today amid speculation that he will be fielded from prestigious Cuttack parliamentary constituency.

Two former MLAs Debi Prasanna Chand and Brundaban Majhi also joined the party today.