Insight Bureau: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today announced to support NDA’s Vice President candidate Jagdeep Dhankar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over telephone in this regard.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar had been a lawyer in the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court. He was also Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs at the Centre in 1990.
The BJD has already extended its support to NDA’s Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu and urged all lawmakers in Assembly “cutting across party lines” to extend their support to the state’s daughter.
After Hon’ble PM @narendramodi spoke to HCM @Naveen_Odisha seeking support for Vice Presidential candidate Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, BJD has decided to support Shri Dhankhar and will attend the nomination filing on July 19. pic.twitter.com/LagOY2YYb1
— Manas Mangaraj (@manasrmangaraj) July 17, 2022