Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today clarified that the party will not be part of the Mahagathbandhan, the speculated grand alliance of opposition parties ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
“As far as the Mahagathbandhan is concerned, the Biju Janata Dal is not a part of it,” Patnaik said speaking to reporters here today.
He also maintained that the BJD will continue to stay equidistant from the BJP and the Congress. “We will continue with our policy of equidistance from BJP and Congress,” he said.
Patnaik also ruled out the speculations of another cabinet reshuffle ahead of the general and assembly polls. “There is no thought on ministry reshuffle,” he added.