Bhubaneswar: Newly elected BJD MLA of Umerkote Subash Gond, took the oath as a member of the Orissa Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

Speaker Pradeep Amat administered the oath taking ceremony in the premises of the State Assembly and was hopeful that Mr.Gond will play an active role in the programs of Bidhan Sabha.

Amongst others Shri Raghunath Mohanty, Minister of Steel and Mines, Shri Surya Narayan Patro, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Shri Devi Prasad Mishra, Forest Minister along with many supporters of Mr. Gond were present.

It is noteworthy to mention that Mr. Subhas Gond on Sunday had won the by-poll to the Umerkote assembly constituency in Maoist-affected Nabarangpur district defeating his nearest BJP candidate by 21,061 votes, that was necessitated after Biju Janana Dal (BJD) member, Jagabandhu Majhi was killed on 24 th September.