Bhubaneswar: Former senior Congress leader Sonali Sahoo joined BJP today.
Sahoo, who was the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) spokesperson, quit the party on Thursday, expressing displeasure over ticket distribution for Assembly elections.
She was a ticket aspirant from Khurda Assembly segment. She also directly had held OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik and his son for irregularities in the ticket distribution.
The woman leader joined the party in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the State party headquarters here.
Welcoming Sahoo to the party fold, Pradhan said the senior woman leader’s joining in the BJP will strengthen the party in the State.