BJD endorses statement issued by Left, allies

March 16th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik Monday endorsed the joint statement issued by Left parties and its allies for the formation of a secular non-Congress-non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government after the forthcoming general elections.
In a letter written to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat, Patnaik said: “I have endorsed the press statement and wish all of us success in our endeavour in the service of the people of our country”.

The letter was released by the CPI-M Monday.

Before leaving for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s dinner Sunday, the Left parties and its allies - Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the AIADMK had issued a statement saying that they would work together to defeat the Congress and the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJD of Orissa Chief Minister Patnaik had March 7 snapped its 11-year-old alliance with the BJP in the state.

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