Odisha by-polls: Samajwadi Party to support BJD


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said it would extend its support to BJD candidates in the by-elections to Balasore and Tirtol assembly constituencies.

In a letter to BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Rabindra Nath Behera, Samajwadi Party’s Odisha unit president, informed his party’s decision.

“Samajwadi Party Odisha State Committee would like to extend its support to BJD candidates in Balasore & Tirtol by-election to defeat the communal and fascist BJP for its anti-farmer, anti-students, anti-youth & anti-women policies,” he said.

“We call upon all democratic and secular forces to defeat communal BJP in the ensuing by-election in Odisha,” Behera said.