Odisha Congress not to back NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress will not support BJP-led NDA’s candidate Draupadi Murmu for the forthcoming presidential election, said Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Narasingha Mishra today.

Speaking to mediapersons here, the senior Congress leader said no matter how good or well behaved a person is and what he achieves, Congress will never support the person, who believes in the ideology of RSS or BJP.

On party’s stand on candidature of Draupadi Murmu, Mishra clarified, “Even though she is a good politician and a good human being, she believes in BJP ideology. So Congress will never support her.”

“People of this ideology killed Mahatma Gandhi and they would never support such people,” he added.

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Terming Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s appeal to all state MLAs to support Murmu as a gimmick, Mishra alleged that BJP and BJD are like two sides of a coin. He also alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and held consultations on nomination of the presidential candidate.

This apart, Congress has fielded its own candidate Yashwant Sinha for the presidential poll, so the state unit will extend support to him only, he asserted.

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