After the appointment of K V Singhdeo as the president of the BJP’s State unit, the party MLAs elected Jayanarayan Mishra as their new leader in the Assembly.
Maintaining the one-man-one-post principle, Mishra was elected as the new leader of the BJP Legislature Party at the meeting of the MLAs held at the State party office here on Sunday. National BJP secretary in-charge of Odisha, Santosh Gangwar, was present.
Singhdeo proposed Mishra’s name and it was seconded by Karendra Majhi and Manoj Pradhan. Gangwar announced Mishra’s name as the new leader of the BJP Legislature Party.
After his election, Mishra, a former minister, said the party will raise corruption issues, in which the Naveen Patnaik Government is involved, both inside and outside the Assembly. He slammed the Government for the deteriorating law and order situation and the increasing atrocities on women, which has been vociferously raised by the Opposition in the current session of the Assembly.
Last year, Singhdeo resigned from the post of the Leader of the BJP Legislature Party just before the monsoon session of the Assembly to make his displeasure loud and clear to the central leadership against the continuance of Jual Oram as party president.
Relationship between the two leaders was so low that they were not seeing eye to eye. With complete breakdown of communication between the two leaders, KV found it difficult to carry on with the legislative business.
KV felt ignored on important issues and did not get any support from the leadership when he took up the multi-crore mining scam against the Naveen Patnaik Government in the Assembly.