Naveen welcomes BJP decision to support Sangma
Sangma is a distinguished tribal leader who hails from the Northeast and belongs to the minority community, he noted. Patnaik was the first to propose Sangma`s name on May 17 for the presidential polls with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s AIADMK also supporting him.
BJD`s senior vice-president Damodar Rout said "While people from different communities have occupied the President`s chair, only the tribal community has been left out. Therefore, all should ensure that Sangma wins the polls."