Bhubaneswar: Manas Das, the founder and president of Rashtriya Samajika Nyaya Manch (RSNM) joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday.
Das along with hundreds of his supporters joined the BJD in the presence of the Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik at the party office in Bhubaneswar.
Addressing to the media after the induction programme, Das said that he joined BJD as this regional party thinks about Odisha.
He stated that he is not interested in any post and has joined the party to ensure that people are not misguided and to protect the pride and prestige of Odisha.
Bhubaneswar North MLA Priyadarshi Mishra said that Das along with his family members and supporters believe in social justice and have been working towards it since long.
The social justice, social security and socio-economic development programmes of BJD inspired them to join the party, he added.