Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (LocalWire) Former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Aparajita Sarangi will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Nov 27, said a senior leader on Friday.
“:Sarangi will formally join the BJP on Nov 27 and contest from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat,” BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan told media.
He said his son Prithviraj Harichandan will contest from Chilika constituency during the upcoming assembly elections.
On Sept 15, Sarangi, a 1994-batch Odisha cadre officer, applied for Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) from her post as Joint Secretary (MGNREGA), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
On Nov 14, the Odisha government accepted her request for VRS.