Bhubaneswar: : Former Minister Bijayalaxmi Sahoo has been appointed as the new president of State Mahila Congress on Sunday.

AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi made the announcement of Sahoo’s appointment after party President Sonia Gandhi’s approval.

It may be noted that Sahoo was the President of Sailabala Women’s College Students’ Union in 1968-69 as well as MLA from Cuttack Sadar from 1995 to 2000 and has also been the General Secretary of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee.

Sahoo replaced Asima Mohananda, who had been appointed as the working president of the State Mahila Congress.