Bhubaneswar: A day after resigning from Congress, party State spokesperson and general secretary Sulochana Das joined the BJD on Tuesday in the presence of ruling party supremo Naveen Patnaik.
Patnaik said Das’ joining the BJD would further strengthen the party.
Interestingly, Das in the past had a fracas with couple of BJD leaders, including Minister Damodar Rout. As Congress spokesperson, she had alleged that Rout has no respect for women. Now that Das has joined the BJD, Rout on Tuesday took a jibe at her, saying that despite her earlier statements that the BJD Government was a nonperformer since last 17 years, she eventually joined the ruling party.
“She had also burnt my effigy saying I don’t respect women. But now, she has joined the BJD,” Rout quipped.