Bhubaneswar: On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the ruling Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik launched a membership drive to get at least 50 lakh, new members into the party.
Patnaik has hoped that the membership drive of the party will be successful.
Extending warm wishes on Ganesh Puja, BJD supremo said that the conch party belongs to 4.5 crores Odias and BJD party has come to power with the blessings of people.
Patnaik said the intent of the membership drive is to interact with the people in the villages and far-flung regions of the state and added it will be an exercise to come closer to the people. By undertaking such an exercise, we can get hands-on knowledge on their well and woes, Patnaik said.