BJD, BJP Signal Potential Pre-Poll Alliance in Odisha

Leaders from both the ruling BJD and the Opposition BJP in Odisha hinted at a potential pre-poll alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha and assembly elections, although no formal announcement was made. BJD leaders, including Vice-President Debi Prasad Mishra, discussed the matter during a marathon meeting at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence, while BJP leaders held a similar discussion in the national capital. Mishra acknowledged talks about a possible alliance but stopped short of confirming its formation, stating that the BJD prioritizes the greater interests of the people of Odisha. Additionally, BJD’s Mishra stressed Odisha’s progress under Naveen Patnaik’s leadership, highlighting the imperative of advancing the state’s development further. A press release from Mishra and BJD’s Arun Kumar Sahoo revealed extensive discussions led by Patnaik on election strategy. Meanwhile, BJP’s Oram confirmed talks on a pre-poll alliance with BJD following a meeting chaired by JP Nadda, indicating the party’s central leadership would make the final decision. State BJP leaders, including Manmohan Samal and Dharmendra Pradhan, were present. Both parties had previously refuted media reports on a potential alliance, labeling them as rumors, as stated by BJD’s Sasmit Patra and BJP’s Vijay Pal Singh Tomar.

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