Bhubaneswar: More than 300 individuals from Koraput district, inspired by the developmental schemes launched there recently, joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of Chief Minister and party Supremo Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday.
They took the primary memberships of the ruling-BJD after Naveen, in his recent visit to Koraput, dedicated a basket of projects to the people of the tribal-dominated district. They also hailed the Chief Minister for leading the state towards a bright future.
The Odisha CM welcomed the new members into the party at an induction programme held at his residence Naveen Niwas.
Speaking to media persons, the new workers of the BJD said that they had demanded a bridge over River Muran in Dasmantpur, three high-level bridge on Koraput-Suku road and Nandapur-Banamalipur ghat.
“The CM has sanctioned funds for these proposed developmental projects, following which we all have joined the party, ” the new BJD workers said.
It is worth mentioning here that, the CM had recently visited Koraput to address the Biju Yuva Vahini convention. During his visit, Patnaik inaugurated 31 developmental projects worth Rs 1136.4 crores and laid the foundation stones of other 94 projects.