Odisha: After quitting BJD, former OSCW Chairperson Jyoti Panigrahi joins BJP

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 15, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, Apr 15: After resigning from the BJD, former Chairperson of Odisha State Commission For Women (OSCW) Jyoti Panigrahi today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Jyoti along with her husband Saroj Kumar Panigrahi was inducted into the saffron party fold at the party office in Bhubaneswar in the presence of senior leaders Samir Mohanty and Basant Panda.

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It is worth mentioning that Jyoti ended her 30-long years of association with the BJD and had resigned from the primary membership of the on April 11. She had tendered her resignation letter to party supremo Naveen Patnaik. 

She cited ‘current asymmetry in party’ and ‘no access to party supreme’ as the reasons behind her move.

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Her husband Saroj Kumar Panigrahi, the former Chairperson of Odisha State Cashew Development Corporation, had also resigned from the BJD citing ‘sideline’ and ‘negligence’ in the party.

Notably, Jyoti was the Senior Vice-President of Biju Janata Mahila Dal and BJD Observer of Sundergarh district.

She left her career in academics and joined politics in 1995 after being influenced by former Odisha Chief Minister late Biju Patnaik.

  • Election 2024
  • Odisha Election 2024
  • General Elections 2024
  • BJP
  • BJD

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