Naveen repeats again to maintain the equal distance from Cong & BJP


  Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik yesterday ruled out any possibility of a tie-up with the BJP and said his party is fully prepared to face election anytime."The BJD is always prepared for the elections," Patnaik told reporters while responding to queries on his return here after a five-day visit to New Delhi.
  
  On the likelihood of any tie-up with the BJP, the chief minister said, "We will keep the equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress. "After JD(U) president and Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar's decision to return to BJP-led NDA, BJD's moves are being watched as the regional party was also an NDA partner till 2009 when it snapped ties with BJP. There has been speculation about the possibility of early elections. Both Loksabha and Odisha Assembly elections are due in 2019.
Naveen repeats again to maintain the equal distance from Cong & BJP Naveen repeats again to maintain the equal distance from Cong & BJP Reviewed by Kalinga Express on August 22, 2017 Rating: 5

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