As the INDI Alliance is melting across the country, NDA-lead by PM Modi is rising and shining. 

The latest act of Odisha CM Navin Patnaik who has decided to back the BJP Rajya Sabha candidate railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. 

After the BJP on Wednesday released another list of Rajya Sabha candidates nominating railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw from Odisha, BJD said it would support Vaishnaw in the election to be held on February 27. 

Vaishnaw was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2019 with the help of the BJD. 

As this time too, BJD did not announce the name of a third candidate - its two candidates are Debashish Samantaray and Subhasish Khuntia -- it was speculated that Vaishnaw would get re-elected to the Rajya Sabha and the BJD would support them. 

BJD has the required strength to win all the three vacant Rajya Sabha seats but BJP would require BJD's support as BJP has only 22 MLAs in Odisha Assembly.


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