Bhubaneswar: Pradeep Disari, a Congress heavyweight in Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, today joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) at Naveen Niwas in the presence of BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Hundreds of supporters of former MLA candidate from Lanjigarh Disari also joined the BJD.
Welcoming Disari to the party fold, Patnaik said, “I am sure his joining will further strengthen the BJD.”
Disari said that he joined the regional party after being inspired by Patnaik’s leadership.
Polling for the 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 Assembly constituencies will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 in the State.