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Former Principal Accountant General joins Biju Janata Dal

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Former Principal (PAG) Amar today formally joined the ruling Biju (BJD) headed by

The former bureaucrat joined the regional party in the presence of the at the latters residence here.

Immediately after his joining, Amar was appointed as the of the BJD's IT cell.

"has a very rich experience on working in many states. His joining the BJD will certainly strengthen the party. I welcome him. He will be the of the IT wing in the BJD," said the

"I have a belief that chief minister is the only person under whose leadership can become the number one state. I was also inspired by Biju Patnaik. All these factors drove me to join the party. More importantly, it is my commitment to work for the betterment of the state," told reporters.

SN Patro, present at the joining ceremony, said will be an asset to the party.

Earlier, former Arun Patnaik had also joined the BJD.

Former director of (News) Giridhari Mohanty had also joined the BJD and was appointed as the party's

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First Published: Wed, August 29 2018. 17:10 IST