Bhubaneswar: Senior MLA from Patnagarh and BJP state president KV Singhdeo would function as the leader of the party`s legislature party in the Odisha Assembly till a new BJP LP leader is elected.
This was announced by Singhdeo himself after the first meeting of the BJP`s newly elected MLAs.
"I will take the responsibility of the BJPLP leader till the new leader is elected," Singhdeo told reporters.
The meeting chaired by Singhdeo also decided the issues to be raised in the state Assembly beginning from tomorrow.
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.