BJD to form pre-poll alliance with Left

March 8th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal, which snapped its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will forge a pre-poll alliance with the Left parties in Orissa, BJD chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here Sunday.
The announcement came after Patnaik held a discussion with Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury.

“We had a preliminary discussion on seat-sharing,” Patnaik told reporters.

The BJP and the BJD, allied for 11 years, decided to part ways after their seat-sharing talks for the Lok Sabha elections failed Saturday.

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