Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 15:
Sanjita Dhali, who has been fighting for justice since 2009 to prove that she is the biological daughter of former Odisha minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) sitting MLA from the Jayadev Assembly constituencyArabinda Dhali, joined the BJP at the party’s state headquarters here today.
Dhali was denied a BJD ticket this time, possibly because of his ongoing legal tussle with Sanjita Dhali, who has been demanding a paternity test to prove that she is indeed the daughter of Dhali. The latter has been dodging the test on the ground that the matter is sub-judice.
BJD Rajya Sabha MP Sashibhusan Behera was allotted the ticket for Jayadev in place of Arabinda. Arabinda himself was in the BJP earlier.