The BSP's Jammu and Kashmir general secretary Ravinder Singh has joined the National Conference here in the presence of party president Farooq Abdullah, a party spokesman said on Monday.
Singh joined the National Conference along with dozens of his supporters, the spokesman said.
Welcoming them into the party fold, Abdullah described the National Conference as a mass movement that has all along stood for the just cause of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and strived for development and progress of the region with a sense of commitment.
Abdullah hoped that with the joining of Singh, the party would be further strengthened at the grassroots level.
A strong National Conference is key to steer Jammu and Kashmir to peace, progress and development besides meeting various challenges facing the Union territory, he said.
Singh pledged to carry forward the mission of the National Conference in transforming Jammu and Kashmir into a peaceful and progressive region with devotion and dedication.