Former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joins BJP


Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi formally joined BJP during a programme in presence of party’s national president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Many senior leaders including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha BJP president Basant Panda and State in-charge Arun Singh were also present during the programme held at the residence of Shah.

“The party’s motto and leader made me choose BJP which not only assures development but ensures speed in development,” said Sarangi.

“I have a strong value system and love to take challenges and being in BJP will give me an opportunity to pursue both,” she added.

Dharmendra Pradhan said her experience in administration especially in improving school and mass education in Odisha will greatly strengthen BJP.

1994-batch IAS officer Sarangi, who was serving as the Joint Secretary of MGNREGA under Ministry of Rural Development, had applied for voluntary retirement from service on September 15.