100-Word Edit: Naveen dares Odisha BJP

Call it a strategic move or a big dare, BJD President Naveen Patnaik stunned BJP by poaching the saffron party’s Jharsuguda District President Mangal Sahu today.

This daring move put the BJP on a back foot a week before the Bypolls. Departure of Mangal, a close associate of Dharmendra Pradhan & Family and the backbone of the campaign for BJP candidate Tankadhar Tripathy, is a clear indication that Naveen is not going to be cowed down by any threats or pressure tactics.

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The confidence of Naveen may force BJP’s Odisha strategist Sunil Bansal to replan his moves with renewed aggression.

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