Are BJP-BJD alliance rumours another ‘false narrative and BJD’s propaganda’ once cited by Assam CM?

"If the BJD is really considering an alliance with the BJP, the party which is its competitor and immediate successor in Odisha, one can better guess their current situation"

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Rumours of a possible BJP-BJD alliance ahead of the upcoming general elections have taken centre stage in Odisha politics. Speculations are rife that an announcement of the Biju Janata Dal joining the NDA fold will be made on March 5. Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Odisha for the second time this year on March 5.

However, both the BJD and the BJP leaders are dodging questions on these alliance rumours. On the other hand, Congress, which recently organised a 'marriage' ceremony of the BJP and the BJD, throwing metaphorical confetti on the alleged secret understanding between them, seems quite confident of an alliance and eagerly waiting to corner both the parties.