Bhubaneswar: Inspired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s leadership, his pro-poor policies and development works, more than 2,000 BJP, Congress and JMM workers and leaders from Mayurbhanj District joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
The leaders from Jashipur, Baripada, Rairangpur, Karanjia and Udala assembly constituencies in the district and president and other office bearers of Odisha Mazdoor Kisan Parishad formally joined the BJD in the presence of party supremo Naveen Patnaik at his residence today.
Welcoming the new members at the mishrana parva, Naveen advised the leaders to reach out to the people and inform them about the development works and welfare schemes launched by the State Government.
The induction of new members will further strengthen the party in the upcoming the elections, political observers said.
BJD’s Mayurbhanj district observer and Nayargarh MLA Dr Arun Kumar Sahu led the Mishrana Parva, sources said.