BJP national executive meet: PM Narendra Modi gets rousing welcome in Odisha

Apr 16, 2017, 02:08

Odisha will go to polls in 2019. Amit Shah said that we need to work toward this.

BJP was earlier weak in Odisha, but the situation has changed and now the party is at number two, pushing Congress to third position in local body elections, Shah said.

"Amit Shah, during his address at the executive meeting, maintained that the Odisha government is yet to provide safe drinking water to 86 per cent people and electricity to 41 per cent", Sambit Patra, BJP national spokesperson, quoted Shah as saying. "Groups of workers are district office bearers, district in-charge, assembly in-charge and MLAs and ex-MLAs", said party leader from western UP Pawan Monga.

Urging party workers "not to be lethargic" after stunning victories in recently-concluded assembly polls, Prasad also said that the BJP chief would tour, for 95 days, different parts of the country till September.

Bhubaneswar, Apr 15 Opposition parties blaming EVMs for their poll loss underlines their desperation and lack of issues against the BJP, its national president Amit Shah said today, noting that EVMs were never questioned when they won. This comes after they registered a thumping victory in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections. Narendra Modi is the most popular prime minister India has ever had due to his extraordinary connect with people, ' Shah said. "Though security men did not allow me to shake hands with him, I am happy he stepped down from his vehicle and greeted us", said a student Ratiranjan Das.

- ANI (@ANI_news)Odisha: PM Modi waves at supporters as he proceeds towards the venue of BJP National Executive Meet in Bhubaneshwar.

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All senior Bhartiya Janata Party leaders are heading for Bhubaneswar for a two-day session of the party's national executive, seen as its launch pad for the 2019 general elections.

These leaders are from western Uttar Pradesh and have been given the responsibility of overseeing the booth management of seven district of BJP in the city. "The Naveen Patnaik government has failed to provide basic amenities to the people in the state", he said.

A huge crowd gathered on both sides of the road to catch a glimpse of Modi.

Prime Minister Modi landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport around 3:30 PM and was given a grand welcome by ministers. "Modi, ' "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and 'Bande Mataram" rent the air.

Many Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-governed states have already reached.

After a 20-minute halt at Raj Bhavan, Modi resumed his roadshow.

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