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BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Tuesday said the (BJD) and the may enter into a "tactful understanding" to keep the out of power in in 2019 elections.

He, however, said it will have no impact on BJP's poll prospects.

"Both BJD and could enter into a tactful understanding to keep BJP out of power in They have also tacit understanding. Since the leaders of both parties are involved in chit fund, and other scams, these factors will give them the opportunity to come together to bail out each other," said Oram.

Reacting to the allegations, Pradesh Committee (OPCC) said instead, the BJD and the BJP have tacit understanding in the state.

"BJD and BJP's internal understanding is evident from the fact that Naveen Patnaik is not attending Chief Minister's oath-taking ceremony while chief ministers of all non-BJP states are attending the event," said Niranjan.

his point, he also said that the two parties were alliance partners for nine years in the state.

On the other hand, the BJD said it has maintained equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress.

"BJP is in a state of shock after verdict and Jual Oram's remarks are its after-effects. BJP is searching for ways to save its skin from the fear of defeat in 2019," said

He said the has already clarified that BJD will maintain equal distance from both parties.



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First Published: Tue, May 22 2018. 22:36 IST