Bhubaneswar: Former Pallahara MLA Rabi Pani today joined BJP along with his supporters at party headquarters here in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
He had quit BJD on Sunday expressing displeasure over ticket distribution and the functioning and state of affairs in the BJD. Pani was a ticket aspirant for Pallahara Assembly seat. The BJD has fielded Mukesh Pal from the seat this time.
He represented Pallahara Assembly constituency from 2009 to 2014 and was the Government Chief Whip.
Pani was the BJD’s observer for Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts.