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Nitish Kumar dials Naveen Patnaik seeking BJD’s support for RS deputy chairman post | India News


BHUBANESWAR: Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (united) president Nitish Kumar on Thursday dialled his Odisha counterpart and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, searching for the latter’s help for Harivansh Narayan Singh, who has filed nomination for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman’s publish because the NDA nominee.
Nitish, throughout the temporary telephonic conservation has knowledgeable Naveen about nomination of Singh, a JD (U) member and requested for the help of BJD that has 9 members within the higher home of the Parliament, mentioned official sources within the chief minister’s workplace. Singh is within the race for the distinguished publish for a second time.
“The Bihar chief minister has requested our occasion president requesting BJD’s help for Singh for the publish of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman. Our president will take an applicable determination by making an allowance for all points. The election for the deputy chairman publish shall be held on September 14, we’ll make our stand clear earlier than that,” mentioned senior BJD Rajya Sabha member Amar Patnaik.
BJD sources mentioned the occasion will make its stand clear on the day of election for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman.
Regardless of not being a part of the BJP-led NDA fold, the BJD had prolonged its help to Harivansh’s candidature in August 2018, when the latter defeated Congress’s BK Hariprasad.
Help of regional events like BJD, TRS and YSR Congress are essential to win the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman’s publish for the NDA that’s nearer to the bulk mark. RJD chief Manoj Kumar Jha is prone to be the joint opposition candidate for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman ballot.
Political observers mentioned Naveen’s occasion is prone to prolong its help for the NDA candidate within the deputy chairman ballot, going by the development that it has on a number of events come to the rescue of NDA within the higher home.
After 2019 basic elections, the regional occasion had additionally emerged as a potential ally of BJP outdoors the NDA fold on a number of events particularly within the higher home.
In December final 12 months, Naveen’s occasion had supported the controversial citizenship invoice within the parliament. It had additionally backed BJP on points like scrapping of Article-370, passing of Triple Talaq invoice and RTI modification invoice.
In June final 12 months, BJP candidate and ex-IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnav had managed to elect to the higher home from Odisha with the help of the regional occasion.

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