of the Left parties and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) are among those who have
said they will extend support to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik when he
goes to prove majority in the assembly Wednesday.
The BJD, which has 61 members, requires 13 more legislators to prove majority
in the house of 147 members. The party claimed it has already got the support
of more than 16 legislators.
'We are opposed to the BJP. Since the BJD no longer has ties with the BJP, we
don't have any problem. We will support the government,' said Communist Party
of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Narayan Reddy.
The CPI-M and Communist Party of India (CPI) have one member each in the
assembly and both of them have said they will support the government.
Similarly, the JMM, which has four legislators, has also said the party will
support the BJD in case of a floor test.