BJD Supremo Naveen Pattnayak supported the candidature of Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, former Odisha Cader IAS and a member of Bharatiya janata Party(BJP) along with Amar Patnaik, head of the Biju Janta Dal’s IT cell; Sasmit Patra, BJD spokesperson. Ashwini was also served the Office of Priminister during the tenure of Former Prime minister Atal Bihari Bajpaye
With Supporting Vaishnav’s Candidature both BJP and BJD are facing many criticism all over the media and states, gossips have been going on it’s the secrete agenda of BJD for supporting BJP.
While BJP claiming that, for better development of Odisha, Naveen have chosen the choice of BJP.
The by-elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha will be held on July 5. The seats were lying vacant after the resignation of the incumbent members who were fielded in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha and assembly elections.