Going Places


Ruling BJD’s deputy chief whip and Rairakhol MLA, Rohit Pujari is fast emerging as the youth face of the party in western Odisha. While he has nurtured his constituency well he has been leading the party’s campaign in the region on crucial issues such as Mahanadi water dispute. The baby faced MLA, who holds an engineering degree, got lucky when former Rairakhol MLA and present Rajya Sabha member, Prasanna Acharya decided to try his luck from Bijepur constituency in 2014. Acharya lost but Pujari emerged victorious. Eversince he has not looked back. “He is going from strength to strength. His future seems bright,” commented a senior BJD leader.