Sambalpur BJP MP’s wife & son joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur BJP MP Nitesh Gangdev’s wife Arundhati Devi joined BJD in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

Arundhati along with her son Naman Gangdev went to Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik’s residence in the city in the evening. She officially joined the ruling party of Odisha in presence of the chief minister.

BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Manas Mangaraj was also present during the meeting of Arundhati and Naveen. Nitesh belongs to erstwhile royal family of Deogarh in western Odisha and had won the 2019 General Election with a victory margin of 9,162 votes, securing 4,73,770 votes. Nitesh defeated Nalini Kanta Pradhan of the BJD, who got 4,64,608 votes.

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