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Patnaik will join Third Front, says Gowda

By Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore
March 10, 2009 17:00 IST
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Janata Dal – Secular chief H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday said that Biju Janata Dal chief and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would definitely join the Third Front, following the split in the BJD- Bharatiya Janata Party alliance.

Gowda was speaking to reporters following a press conference at Bangalore.

Gowda said that he had spoken to Patnaik, who had assured him that he will join the Third Front unconditionally.

When queried about the Third Front rally, which will be held in Bangalore on Thursday, Gowda said Patnaik would not be able to attend it as he would be busy with the no confidence motion in the state assembly.


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