Former VIMSAR Director Ashwini Pujahari joins Congress


NF Bureau: Dr. Ashwini Pujahari, former Director of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), has joined the Congress in the presence of PCC President Niranjan Patnaik.

Dr. Pujahari had resigned from service in February 2019, after the State Govt put him on Leave for two months. Earlier, it was speculated that he would join the BJP. But, as he failed to get proper assurance from the party because of strong presence of Western Odisha leaders, he preferred to join the Congress.

The Congress may field him from Sambalpur Assembly seat against sitting MLA Dr. Raseswari Panigrahi, it is believed.

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