11 July 2018
Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and two times MLA, Arabinda Dhali was appointed as the Chairman of Odisha State Seeds Corporation Limited (OSSCL) today by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Dhali, who made his political debut in 1990 as a member of the BJP, was elected as Malkangiri MLA in 1992 and continued to hold the post till 2000. Later in 2005 he switched over to the Bharatiya Janshakti Party led by Uma Bharti.
In 2009, he joined the BJD and won the assembly elections from Jayadev constituency. He was also the Transport and Corporation Minister in the BJD-BJP alliance government then.
Dhali was relegated to oblivion after being denied an assembly ticket in 2014.