KV Singhdeo to be temporary BJP Legislature party leader in Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar: For the time a new BJP Legislature Party leader is elected, Senior MLA from Patnagarh and BJP state president KV Singhdeo would function as the leader of the party’s legislature.
This was announced by Singhdeo himself after the first meeting of the BJP’s newly elected MLAs.
The meeting chaired by Singhdeo also decided the issues to be raised in the state Assembly beginning from tomorrow.
“I will take the responsibility of the BJPLP leader till the new leader is elected,” Singhdeo told reporters.
The meeting, however, postponed election of the leader of the BJP Legislature Party (BJPLP) as Union minister Prakash Javadekar, who has been appointed as the party observer to oversee the election, could not be available for today’s sitting.
As Javadekar being a Union Minister is busy in attending Parliament proceedings, he was not available on Wednesday. The leader of BJP in the Assembly would be declared after Javedkar’s visit, said Sajjan Sharma, BJP spokesperson.