I Am With Naveen, Not With BJD: Odisha’s Rayagada MLA


Bhubaneswar: Independent MLA of Rayagada Makaranda Muduli met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Monday and thanked him for clearing the proposal of the Hindalco Industries for an alumina refinery unit at Kansariguda in the district.

Speaking to the media after his meeting, Muduli said that he is with the CM, but not with the BJD.

“I had come to meet the Chief Minister at his residence Naveen Niwas to thank him for clearing the proposal of the Hindalco industries to set up its 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) alumina refinery unit at Kansariguda. This will help to create employment for more people in my area,” he said.

Asked if he has any plan to join the ruling party, Muduli replied, “I am with Naveen Patnaik and his government, but not with the BJD”.

On his role in the ensuing Rajya Sabha election in Odisha, the Independent MLA said he will take a decision at the time of the election.

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