BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday rejected suggestions the party might be ready to soften its stand towards the Congress.
“There is no question at all of any alliance with the Congress. It (Congress) has always neglected the people of Odisha,” Naveen told reporters on the sidelines of a public meeting at Simulia, Balasore district.
Naveen’s response comes a day after BJD’s Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab hinted the Congress may not be untouchable for the party anymore, raising quite a few eyebrows.
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