BJD will go alone in Lok Sabha, Assembly polls


Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said his party will contest the Lok Sabha and state assembly polls on its own.

“We will fight on our own,” Patnaik told reporters here.

He said that winnability will be the only yardstick for the selection of the candidates.

“Selection of candidates will be based on winnability,” he said.

The Chief Minister has already expressed confidence that the BJD will perform well in the general and assembly elections.

Odisha will face Lok Sabha and Assembly elections simultaneously in foru phases starting April 11.