Bhubaneswar, Nov 3: Former minister, Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo today quit BJD citing personal problem. Sahoo was the minister of Panchayati Raj between May 2005 and February 2008.
The 61-year-old politician was first elected from Birmaharajpur on a BJD ticket in 2003 bypoll. Later he won from the same constituency in 13th Assembly during 2004-2009.
Later he was elected from Athamallik constituency twice between 2009 and 2019. He was the minister of Science and Technology, School and Mass Education and Commerce and Transport during his political career.
BJD had given the party ticket to former bureaucrat Ramesh Sai for Athamallik constituency in last general election held in 2019.