Bhubaneswar: Dasapalla BJD MLA Purnachandra Nayak and former BJD MLA Kashinath Mallick on Wednesday joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior BJP leaders.
The two leaders were welcomed by state BJP president Basanta Panda and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the party office here.
Dasapalla BJD MLA Purnachandra Nayak had resigned from the BJD on Tuesday.
Former MLA Kashinath Mallick, who was elected from Dasapalla constituency on a BJD ticket did not get a ticket from the party in the 2014 election. So he joined Congress the same year. On Wednesday, he resigned from Congress and joined BJP.
BJD leader from Paralakhemundi, K Narayan Rao, who had resigned from the primary membership of the party on Tuesday, also joined the BJP on Wednesday.