BJD Rewards Turncoats With Organisational Posts, Actor Arindam Ray Appointed General Secy

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Panchayat polls, the BJD has rewarded several turncoats including Pradeep Maji, who recently joined the party, with organisational posts.

Besides Pradeep Majhi, who joined BJD in November last, three-time former Congress MLA Prafulla Majhi has been appointed as senior general secretary of the party. Mahesh Sahoo has also been appointed to the post.

Film star Arindam Ray, the brother-in-law of senior BJD leader Pranab Prakash Das, has been appointed general secretary, along with Dhanurjaya Sidu, who quit BJP and joined the regional party in December last year; Chandrasekhar Majhi, the former MLA of Kotpad Constituency in Koraput district of Odisha who joined the party in September last year and former MLA from Laxmipur Assembly constituency Kailash Chandra Kulesika.

Former BJP leader Biswaranjan Mallick, who joined BJD in October last year, has been appointed secretary and so also, former block chairman of Dharmasala in Jajpur district Ramesh Chandra Parida, who joined the party in September 2021, and Mahesh Hembram, who was a JMM candidate in the 2009 and 2014 Assembly elections from the Jashipur seat.

The others appointed to the secretary post are Pradip Sahoo, Dillip Kumar Sahoo and Priyabrata Samantray.

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