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BJD to back NDA candidate in Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik made the announcement after his JDU and Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar called him up in the morning.

Published: 14th September 2020 01:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2020 01:46 PM   |  A+A-

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File Photo| EPS)

By PTI

BHUBANESWAR: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared his party's support to NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election likely to be held on Monday.

Patnaik made the announcement after his JD(U) and Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar called him up in the morning, a CMO release said.

Singh, a JD(U) MP, had filed his nomination for the post on Wednesday.

Nine of the 10 Rajya Sabha members from the state are of the BJD.


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