Bhubaneswar: Senior leader Arjun Charan Sethi, who resigned from the party expressing displeasure over ticket distribution, joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh.
His son Abhimanyu was an aspirant for BJD ticket for Bhadrak Lok Sabha seat but denied by the party.
Sethi alleged that there have been large scale irregularities in BJD ticket allotment and said that though the party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured him of ticket for his son, but he was ignored.
“I am deeply hurt as my son Abhimanyu was denied ticket despite Naveen Patnaik’s assurance. Many undeserving people have been given ticket and large scale irregularities have been taken place in allotment of tickets,” said Sethi.