Bhubaneswar: Sumitra Jena, the Congress’ women’s wing President in Odisha, who resigned from the party today joined the BJD.
Jena joined the BJD in presence of party President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior leaders here this evening.
Earlier in the day, Jena has quit the grand-old party allegeing Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Niranjan Patnaik is responsible for her decision.
“It was unbearable for me to tolerate the utter callousness and apathy of the PCC President towards women,” she had said.
She had also expressed her discontent over being denied a party ticket to contest in the Assembly elections.”I was a ticket aspirant for Bhadrak, but it was given to someone who does not even have primary membership in the party,” Jena had told the media.