Prez Polls 2017: 6 Congress MLAs leave for Delhi

Odisha-CongressBhubaneswar: Six Congress MLAs from Odisha have left for New Delhi after being summoned by the High Command to be proposers for Meira Kumar for the Presidential Polls 2017.

The MLAs who left for Delhi, included Taraprasad Bahinipati (Koraput), Bhujabal Majhi (Danugaon), Jogesh Singh (Sundargarh), Chandra Sekhar Majhi (Kotpad), Ansuman Mohanty (Rajanagar), Jacob Pradhan (G. Udayagiri).

It is not immediately known why Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra or Jharsuguda MLA Naba Das was not called to be the proposer for Congress’ Presidential nominee.

Congress, backed by 16 other political parties, has fielded Meira Kumar as its Presidential candidate, while NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind holds the edge with support from BJD, JD(U), AIADMK, TRS, YSR Congress etc.

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