Bhubaneswar: Even as NDA nominee Harivansh Narayan Singh emerging victorious today for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Election, the ruling BJD here defended the party’s support to the NDA candidature.
With the State unit of Congress party launching scathing attack on the ruling party for toeing in line with BJP, BJD spokesperson Sashmit Patra reiterated his party’s stand of maintaining equidistance from both BJP and Congress.
The real face of BJD is thoroughly exposed. It has tacit understanding with BJP. As BJD leaders are entangled in chitfund scam, it’s scared of CBI. This the party is leaning towards BJP to safeguard its leaders from CBI crackdown, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President, Niranjan Patnaik.
The BJD supremo supported the NDA-supported JD (U) candidate Singh since the two parties have emerged from the Sampurna Kranti movement launched by legendary Jay Prakash Narayan.