Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee faults Chief Naveen Patnaik's decision to support NCP leader PA Sangma as presidential candidate. Congress leader Narasingha Mishra questions Patnaik's role in the Presidential polls.
OPCC media cell chairman Narasingha Mishra told media that "Naveen Patnaik's immaturity in politics is now exposed." Raising question on Patnaik and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jaylalithaa's silence over the Presidential polls for the last few couple of days, Mishra said the Odisha Chief Minister had been thoroughly exposed.
Mishra said that it is politically wrong on the part of Patnaik to project him as Presidential candidate. The BJD leaders in Odisha also said that they were still backing Sangma as the Presidential candidate.