Former Works Secretary Nalini Kanta Pradhan joins BJD

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NF Bureau: Former Works Secretary Nalini Kanta Pradhan, who had resigned from service on February 26, has finally joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the presence of party President and CM Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Niwas today. He had resigned a month before his one-year extension tenure concluded.

Former SC/ST Department Director Ramesh Chandra Sai also joined the BJD along with Mr. Pradhan.

It is believed that Pradhan will get the nod to contest from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat. Prior to resigning on February 26, he had held a press meet to highlight success stories of his department, including the bridges over the rivers and rail over bridges.

BJD leader Nagendra Pradhan had won from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat in 2014, defeating BJP stalwart Suresh Pujari.

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