Berhampur: Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Chandrasekhar Sahu along with two other Congress leaders- Ganjam district president of Congress Bhagaban Gantayat and AICC member Bikram Panda today joined BJD in presence of BJD chief and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at a Misran Parv here.
Sahu came to the public gathering with his hundreds of supporters to join the ruling party. Once an arch rival of BJD, Sahu today showered praises on Naveen and his father Biju Patnaik.
Three of them had resigned from Congress on March 20.
Naveen welcomed them to the party. “Today, Chandrasekhar Sahu, Bikram Panda and Bhagaban Gantayat joined the party. I welcome them all to the Biju Janata Dal,” said CM Naveen Patnaik while addressing the programme.
After joining, Sahu said he will work like a small worker under the guidance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the development of State.