Once against BJP now in BJP

Jun 13, 2015

Former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang on Friday announced that he was joining the BJP.He met BJP national president on Friday and expressed his desire to join the party.
While the party leadership is reported to have accepted his joining, his formal joining will take place later in Bhubaneshwar. The 72-year-old tribal leader, who quit the Congress on May 30, said he decided to join the BJP as he liked its political strategy.Asked why he was joining the BJP, he said,” I had many options but I decided to join a party where there was my acceptance. BJP is a national party and now it has proved as an alternative to Congress. The way they are having their strategy in Indian democracy, I think this new concept of political strategy…I like it as it is not only to be in power but also to serve people, “he said. Union Ministers Jual Oram, also a tribal leader from Odisha, and Dharmendra Pradhan, besides party’s secretary Arun Singh were also present during the meeting.