Former Odisha Minister Anjali Behera joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Former Women and Child Development (W&CD) Minister Anjali Behera, who was denied ticket by the ruling BJD in 2014 Assembly elections, joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today.

The ex-MLA of Hindol Assembly Constituency, Dhenkanal joined the saffron party during a Mishran Parva held at the party office here in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP state Vice-President Sameer Mohanty.

Few other leaders and workers of the ruling party also joined BJP during the programme.

Behera had won the Hindol segment thrice on BJD ticket from 2000 to 2014. In 2014 elections, party Supremo Naveen Patnaik nominated Seemarani Nayak for the seat denying the ticket to Anjali Behera.

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