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Election 2019 LIVE: Will BJD Support NDA? Party Says 'Will Back Whoever Has Best Deal for Odisha

Election 2019 LIVE: Will BJD Support NDA? Party Says 'Will Back Whoever Has Best Deal for Odisha

While efforts are on in full swing for a non-NDA front, the exit polls seem to have played a dampener of sorts. The results also cast a shadow on a reported meeting between Mayawati and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, with the BSP denying any such interaction was scheduled.

Sources have also said that leaders of all regional parties are in touch with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and none of the possibilities of an alliance are being discarded as of now.

Meanwhile, ally trouble also seems to be plaguing the Bharatiya Janata Party, with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath sacking disgruntled ally and minister OP Rajbhar from the cabinet. Rajbhar, who had earlier tendered his resignation after a feud over seats, welcomed the decision and said he would continue fighting for his rights.