Bhubaneswar: Former Works secretary Nalinikanta Pradhan joined the Biju Janata Dal in presence of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence-Naveen Niwas here today.
“I am sure that his presence will strengthen the party further,” said Patnaik.
Speculations are doing round that BJD will field Pradhan from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 elections.
Earlier, Pradhan had resigned as Works secretary.
On March 1, Odisha government appointed senior most engineer Rasananda Sahu as the new Works secretary.