Bhubaneswar: Bihar Chief Minister and JDU national president Nitish Kumar and JDU leader Sharad Yadav today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence Naveen Niwas.
The Janata Dal politicians met the Odisha CM at around 6 pm after all three attended the funeral of legendary socialist leader Rabi Ray.
Nitish said Naveen and the JDU leaders discussed personal matters as they have known each other since long. Also, he paid tributes to Ray.
“Rabi Ray was an eminent leader who had guided us many times when he was in Bihar during his political career. He was a selfless politician,” said Nitish. Regarding the meeting at Naveen Niwas he said, “I was here to pay last visit to the legendary leader. But how could I leave without meeting Naveen. We had met when he was in Delhi few day ago. Today we met as friends not politicians and discussed personal matters.”
But Sharad shared remarks on BJD’s performance in Panchayat polls. “I was here to Meet Naveen ji because we have family relation. We did discuss UP elections. In Odisha’s Panchayat polls BJD infighting led to decrease in seats but this will not affect anything,” said Sharad.