Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das today was formally inducted into the ruling BJD fold by Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik in a big rally at Amipali in Jharsuguda district today.
A large number of Das’s supporters also joined the regional party.
On January 16, Das resigned from the primary membership of Congress and also the post of Odisha Congress working president and informed that he would join ruling BJD.
Das has an enviable hold on his constituency. When a demoralised Congress was reduced to an embarrassing third position in the 2017 three-tier panchayati raj elections, Das managed to ensure a victory for most candidates in his constituency.