Chauhan dumps BJP, joins BJD in presence of Naveen
| Thursday | 28th March, 2019
My fight against injustice will also continue,” he said.In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Chauhan lost the Bargarh seat to BJD’s Prabhas Singh by a margin of 11,178 votes.
“I have been associated with organizational work and public service for more than 30 years, I will continue to do so.
He finished second, receiving 3,72,052 votes.Though he was a strong contender for a BJP ticket from Bargarh, the party nominated its national secretary Suresh Pujari, who unsuccessfully contested the previous polls from the neighbouring Sambalpur seat.
Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Subash Chauhan, who resigned from BJP after being denied a ticket for the Bargarh Lok Sabha seat, joined BJD on Wednesday in the presence of party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence here.Chauhan, known to be a Hindutva hardliner, resigned from BJP on Tuesday, saying he opposed the party’s style of functioning.
Though BJP appointed Chauhan vice-president of the state unit, he was not mollified.Chauhan, a former national convener of Bajrang Dal and a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, said in his resignation letter that the party was being controlled by one leader.
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