Pa­tra seeks LS ticket

ready to take on new delhi

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THE power of tele­vi­sion is such that it can make a politi­cian rise froma per­sona non grata to a na­tional celebrity. One glar­ing ex­am­ple is BJP Spokesper­son Sam­bit Pa­tra, a sur­geon turned politi­cian. He is pop­u­lar among BJP work­ers for his un­matched ar­gu­ments. The turn­around seems to have gone to his head and he has started us­ing foul lan­guage in var­i­ous de­bates. The BJP’s top lead­er­ship has warned him not to use abra­sive lan­guage on screen many times but the so-called lin­guis­tic ex­pert Pa­tra is not ready bow down. Pa­tra is re­port­edly en­raged at not be­ing con­sid­ered for Ra­jya Sabha nom­i­na­tion. But he has not given up and wants to en­ter Par­lia­ment by all means. Sources dis­closed that he wanted to con­test from Behram­pur par­lia­men­tary con­stituency in Odisha but Dhar­men­dra Prad­han, Min­is­ter for Pe­tro­leum is not in­clined to al­lot a ticket to him. Now, Pa­tra de­sires to con­test from New Delhi con­stituency. Wait and watch how Meenakshi Lekhi, the BJP MP from New Delhi, will chal­lenge Sam­bit Pa­tra.

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