Berhampur: Former Union Minister and Congress leader Chandrasekhar Sahu today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
Sahu along with two former Congress leaders Bhagaban Gantayat and Bikram Panda joined the party in presence of Chief Minister and party supremo Naveen Patnaik during Mishran Parva in Berhampur.
“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.
Earlier, Sahu along with Ganjam district president of Congress Bhagaban Gantayat and AICC member Panda had resigned from Congress on March 29 citing ‘no future’ in the party.
Following their resignation, eleven corporators of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) from Congress also quit the party.