Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Chief Minister and Congress veteran Hemananda Biswal’s two brothers joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of party president Naveen Patnaik here on Monday.
They formally joined BJD at Naveen Niwas, the residence of Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik.
Patnaik said it would strengthen the party.
As many as 60 Congress workers of Kirimira block in Jharsuguda district accompanied with the two brothers– Bihari Biswal and Khirod Biswal– also joined BJD.
The Biswal brothers said that they joined the party after being inspired by the development works of BJD-led Odisha government.