BJD supports BJP’s Presidential Candidate Ram Nath Kovind
Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to extend support to BJP’s Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind following the telephonic conversation between PM Modi and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
The CM issued a press statement saying the BJD had proposed the name of PA Sangma last time, as he belonged to tribal community and he was later backed many parties including BJP. Similarly, BJD has decided to support a Dalit candidate this time too.
Since Sri Ramnath Kovind is an eminent lawyer and belongs to SC category, the BJD has decided to support his candidature, said the CM.
The BJD supremo also added that the office of the President of India is above political considerations and Biju Janata Dal wants to keep it above politics.