BJD to support NDA candidate in Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson poll: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his party will support NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh in Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson poll.

“We will support JD (U) candidate, who is also the candidate of NDA, for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson post,” said the Chief Minister.

He told reporters after arriving here from Mumbai.

The Chief Minister also confirmed that he had talked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah earlier this week.

The election for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson will be held on Thursday.

Congress MP BK Hariprasad is the candidate for opposition parties.

Meanwhile, BJD parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha Prasanna Acharya has convened a meeting of the MPs to communicate the decision of the party on Thursday morning.