Former IAS officer Ashwini Baishnab joins Bharatiya Janata Party

Bhubaneswar: Former IAS officer Shri Ashwini Baishnab joins Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of State President Basant Panda at BJP State Office, Bhubaneswar. The former bureaucrat joined the saffron party in the presence of state BJP chief Basant Panda and other senior leaders, including Samir Mohanty and Golak Mohapatra.
Ex-IAS officer Ashwini Baishnab was declared BJP’s candidate for Rajya Sabha by-polls on Friday. The BJD had named Amar Patnaik, Head of IT Wing of BJD, and Sasmit Patra, spokesperson and secretary (Minority Affairs) as its candidate for the by-elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha.
Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik made the announcement clarifying that his party would support Baishnab’s candidature as per discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

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