KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: While the BJP is celebrating its win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the results of which were declared today across the country, more than 150 saffron party workers from Bargarh district joined BJD ahead of Bijepur by-poll.
Prominent BJP leader Bhisma Sharaf and Bijepur Sarpanch Rajesh Seth joined the state ruling party along with their 150 followers. They joined BJD at Naveen Niwas in the presence of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Health Minister Pratap Jena, Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik and others.
“Bhisma Sharaf, a prominent BJP leader from Bijepur Assembly constituency and Rajesh Seth, sarpanch of Bijepur along with 150 BJP followers have joined the Biju Janata Dal today. Sharaf’s joining is home coming. Their joining will strengthen our party. I welcome them,” Patnaik said.
Patnaik welcomed them to the party and expressed hope that their joining would strengthen BJD’s base in Bijepur.