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BJD issues whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in House on Sept 14

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India News: The party issued the whip a day after JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called up BJD supremo and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Pa

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha members asking them to remain present in the House on September 14, the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament.The party issued the whip a day after JD(U) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar called up BJD supremo and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to extend support to NDA nominee Harivansh Narayan Singh for the post of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman.Harivansh Narayan Singh, a Janata Dal (United) MP, had filed nomination for the post on Wednesday.All the Biju Janata Dal Members in Rajya Sabha are hereby informed that some very important Legislative Business will be taken up for discussion and passing in the Rajya Sabha on September 14, 2020.”All Members of Biju Janata Dal in Rajya Sabha are therefore requested to be positively present in the House throughout the day on September 14, 2020,” said BJD Chief Whip in Rajya Sabha, Sasmit Patra.The election to the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Upper House is likely to be held on September 14.Though Nitish Kumar had requested Patnaik to support the NDA nominee, the BJD was yet to reveal its stand.When asked about the party’s position, BJD MP Subhas Singh said that…

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