BJD to support Sangma for Prez post

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Chief Minster Naveen Patnaik on Thursday revealed that Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support former Lok Sabha speaker and NCP leader P A Sangma in the ensuing Presidential poll. Naveen said that he discussed with his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa and senior party leaders before taking the decision.

Speculation was rife regarding BJD’s support to former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi when Naveen met Gandhi in Chennai on May 11 during his two-day Chennai visit. Earlier the duo met in Naveen Nivas on April 24 and discussed on several issues.

Earlier on Tuesday, Sangma met the AIADMK supremo in Chennai.