Naveen Patnaik most eligible to become Prime Minister, says BJD vice president


Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is most eligible to become the Prime Minister of the country, claimed the conch party’s vice-president Surya Narayan Patro here today.

“People in the country and Odisha want to see Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as the Prime Minister of India. He is the most eligible person to become the Prime Minister,” Patro said.

When asked about BJD’s equidistance policy, Patro said BJD will no longer adopt the equidistance policy and extend support to whoever works for Odisha’s interest at the Centre.

Lok Sabha election results will be declared on May 23. Meanwhile, both the NDA and UPA leaders are trying to get him into their camp. Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha segments and the party won 20 parliamentary constituencies in 2014 elections.

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