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Chairperson of State Commission for Women Lopamudra Baxipatra resigned

Bhubaneswar: 11/11/18:Chairperson of State Commission for Women (SCW) Lopamudra Baxipatra resigned from the post on Sunday.

Sources said that Lopamudra, whose tenure as the SCW chairperson was to end on December 3 this year, has sent her resignation letter to the Chief Minister.

The state government on December 3, 2015, had re-appointed her as the chairperson of SCW. She had assumed office on December 3, 2012, after taking charge from her predecessor Dr Jyoti Panigrahi.

She tendered her resignation to devote more time to party work, the sources added.

After the demise of her father and former minister Late Harishchandra Baxiptra, Lopamudra had actively involved herself in politics and assumed the responsibility of general secretary, zonal president and vice-president of the Biju Yuva Janta Dal in the past.

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