Bhubnaeswar, June 9 (LocalWire): Former Lok Sabha MP from Bhadrak and a veteran politician Arjun Sethi passed away yesterday, his family members informed the media.
Sethi had been a Parliamentarian for a record eight times from Odisha.
He died in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at the age of 79.
The septuagenarian was also a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet.
He had quit the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in 2019 and joined BJP with his son Abhimanyu Sethi.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan have expressed grief over the demise of Sethi.
The CM said, “During his long stint as an MP and an MLA late Arjun Sethi had earned the goodwill of the people for his dedicated service and commitment.
Odisha has lost a political leader of high stature.”