Bhubaneswar: Ram Kumar Soren, BJP's prominent tribal leader in Mayurbhanj district today joined ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the crucial elections.
Soren, who was the district president of BJP ST Morcha in the district, joined the conch party along with his supporters in presence of Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik here.
Expressing satisfaction over the development, Naveen said, I am glad that BJP leader Ram Kumar Soren and workers of Mayurbhanj district joined the Biju Janata Dal today”.
Their joining will strengthen the BJD, he added.
The CM further stated that the list of candidates for both the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will be announced soon.