Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Attabira Assembly constituency, Snehangini Chhuria was appointed as the president of the Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) on the New Year’s Eve (Saturday).
“Smt. Snehangini Chhuria, MLA is hereby appointed as President, Biju Mahila Janata Dal with immediate effect. By order of the Hon’ble President, Biju Janata Dal,” said the party’s office order issued by BJD’s general secretary (Media Affairs) Manas R. Mangaraj.
In her previous term as MLA, Chhuria was a Minister in the State. Attabira is situated in Bargarh district in western Odisha.
Chhuria succeeds former Minister and Binjharpur legislator Pramila Mallick who held the post for several years.
The appointment of Chhuria as president of the BJD’s women’s wing is likely to help BJD strengthen its support base in the State’s western region where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a strong presence.