Bhubaneswar: Reposing faith on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s leadership, more than 300 people from tribal-dominated Koraput District joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
The new members were inducted into the BJD in the presence of party supremo Naveen Patnaik at his residence here, reports stated.
Explaining the reasons for joining the ruling party, the new workers said that they are inspired by the Chief Minister’s commitment towards the development of Koraput District.
The Chief Minister fulfilled the demands of the Koraput people by sanctioning funds for major development projects like a bridge over River Muran in Dasmantpur, three high-level bridge on Koraput-Suku road and Nandapur-Banamalipur ghat. Therefore, they have decided to join the BJD in order to bring further development in the district, the new members told the media soon after taking primary membership of the party.
Notably, Naveen dedicated 31 developmental projects worth Rs 1136.4 crores and laid the foundation stones of other 94 projects in Koraput.