Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma’s candidature for 13th presidential election has remained unchanged.
“There has been no change in our stand,” senior BJD leader and state Finance Minister Prafulla Ghadai told reporters here after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a meeting of senior party leaders at his official residence here to discuss the presidential election.
Patnaik, who is also the chief of the BJD, last month proposed the name of Sangma after holding discussion with Tamil Nadu Chief minister J. Jaylalithaa. He described Sangma as a distinguished tribal leader.