Arjun Charan Sethi

Arjun Charan Sethi (18 September 1941 – June 8, 2020)[1] was an Indian politician who represented Bhadrak constituency in Odisha in Lok Sabha 8 times. Over his career, he belonged first to Congress Party, later to Biju Janata Dal, and finally BJP at the time of his death.

Arjun Charan Sethi
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Member: 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha
Personal details
Born(1941-09-18)18 September 1941
Balasore, Odisha
Died8 June 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 78)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Political partyBJP
Spouse(s)Subhadra Sethi
Children3 Sons And 2 Daughters
ResidenceBhadrak, Odisha
As of 22 September, 2006

In 1971, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bhadrak as a Congress candidate for the first time. He was re-elected in 1980 from the same constituency as an Indian National Congress (I) candidate. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 as a Janata Dal candidate from the same constituency. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency as a Biju Janata Dal candidate. He was the Union Minister of water resources in Atal Bihari Vajpayee led government from 2000 to 2004.

In 2019, he left Biju Janata Dal to join Bharatiya Janata Party with his son Abhimanyu Sethi. He died on 8 June 2020, in a hospital in Bhubaneswar.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Former Union Minister Arjun Charan Sethi Dies At 79".

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Biju Janata Dal Party in the 15th Lok Sabha
Succeeded by
Bhartruhari Mahtab